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Video below. 370×6 and left 3-4 reps in the tank. During this cycle of strength training (while maintaining my weight) I’ve significantly reduced volume and switched from working out 5 times per week to 4.

The most overlooked variable in all of strength training I believe is adequate recovery. Proper sleep, adequate intake, and proper training volume to avoid accumulating unnecessary fatigue.

Less than 3 weeks ago after a long cutting diet and super high volume training block these 345 sumo deads for 4 reps felt like a ton of bricks. Today, after a few weeks of low volume training and additional food intake….370 feels pretty easy by comparison.

Your strength or lack thereof is a strong indication as to how your fatigue is being managed…pay attention to it.

Obviously when deep in a cutting diet this is to be expected but shouldn’t feel that way year around.

370×6 and left 3-4 reps in the tank. During this cycle of strength training (while maintaining my weight) I've significantly reduced volume and switched from working out 5 times per week to 4. The most overlooked variable in all of strength training I believe is adequate recovery. Proper sleep, adequate intake, and proper training volume to avoid accumulating unnecessary fatigue. Less than 3 weeks ago after a long cutting diet and super high volume training block these 345 sumo deads for 4 reps felt like a ton of bricks. Today, after a few weeks of low volume training and additional food intake….370 feels pretty easy by comparison. Your strength or lack thereof is a strong indication as to how your fatigue is being managed…pay attention to it. Obviously when deep in a cutting diet this is to be expected but shouldn't feel that way year around. #taylorcarpenterpersonaltraining #charlottepersonaltrainer #charlottepersonaltraining #charlottegym #charlottefitness #blackwidowtg #blackwidowtraininggear #kabukistrengthlab #pausesquat #boxsquat #elitefts #roguefitness #roguepowerbar #preworkout #protein #strengthandconditioning #strength #rpstrength #charlottestrength #powerlifting #charlottepowerlifting #sumodeadlifts #deadlifts #caffeine #strengthblock #ncpowerlifting #vikings

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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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