Day: March 31, 2021

Man in need of a training deload

Training Deloads: More Gains, Less Pain? How and When to Properly Deload

Most fitness enthusiasts will tell you that the most dreaded part of their training program is the training deload. Even the thought of taking your foot off the gas and coasting in the gym can be agonizing when you’re so used to tearing it up and going beast mode during your workouts. But, training deloads are actually a really smart idea if you want to avoid injury and keep making gains from your training program. A deload helps your body recover and eliminate the fatigue that may be hindering your fitness. For example, it’s quite common for my powerlifting athletes to struggle with a certain weight in the gym, only to lift a hundred pounds more on meet day after a proper deload. However, these kinds of results are only possible if you deload properly. So, let’s talk about how to structure one in order to get the most out of it! Intensity Reduction Deload Method No matter what strategy you employ for your deload, the main goal is to decrease the amount of stress you are putting on your body from your normal training habits. As you can imagine, there are quite a few ways to do this. One excellent […]

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