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Darkhorse 11-20-2007 06:23 PM

How often do each of you deload?

Cradler 11-20-2007 06:30 PM

I wish I could even lift for long enough at a time to have the luxury. I haven't lifted heavy in ~2mo., been focusing all my energy on wrestling. (Season starts in five days.) But, leaving that out of the equation, I'd probably deload about every four weeks.

Ross86 11-20-2007 07:37 PM

I'm going to start a real deload. It's been 8 weeks at least............. Should have started a week ago.

iron_worker 11-20-2007 08:56 PM

I pretty much had to deload around week 8 but I'm a newb on the SS program and I've only done it once so I don't know if my vote counts. lol

hrdgain81 11-21-2007 05:32 AM

If I was strictly strength training (no injuries, or SE work) then i would prob deload roughly every 8 weeks, or when I felt like my body needed it. Its tough to put a difinitive time frame on it, cause if your gaining its hard to mentally take a step back.

TALO 11-21-2007 01:25 PM

Lately it's been every after every 2 days.....:biglaugh:

Mostly I try every 8 weeks.

Get R Done 11-21-2007 04:40 PM

what do you mean by deload?

Darkhorse 11-24-2007 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Get R Done (Post 44605)
what do you mean by deload?

Backing off or taking it real easy for a week to give yourself a break both mentally and physically.

Darkhorse 11-24-2007 08:02 AM

I always thought I could go six to eight weeks myself.. But I've come to find out that I have much better results across the board hitting a deload after no more than four weeks. Sometimes I think I can push it for another week or two, especially when I'm "in the zone" strength wise. But, each time I don't pull back on the reigns, one of two things ALWAYS happen: Either my pec starts aching, or I feel really run down and completely unmotivated.

GymRat 11-24-2007 03:40 PM

I deload the weight after about 8 weeks, do that for a week then switch up my whole routine, then go back to lifting heavy. I find its a great way to keep my body still growing.

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