Do you guys do a lighter workout every 3-4 weeks?

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  1. Falconer

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    I've heard some strength coaches recommend this, like every 3rd or 4th week you should lower the intensity of your workout, and then resume it on the following week.

    Anyone apply this?
     
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    nope, only if one area is hurting
     
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    Yes. It is referred to as 'deloading'. I don't specifiy when to do it ahead of time, but it generally comes up every 2,3,4 weeks. Everyone will just feel beat down and needing some rest. On these days we'll exchange a max effort day for either a repetition effort day or submaximal effort day. This is in no way meant to slack off, but just lower the intensity enough to come back strong the following week/workout.

    EliteFTS has a number of articles on deloading.
     
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    Yeah today is a squats day but I just cannot wake up today... I don't want to miss my workout and my schedule this week won't let me move it to another day, so I was gonna go and just do some lighter weights. Ugh. I've been making such good progress recently in my squats, too.
     
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    only if something is in pain
     
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    most people don't need one til they are at a more advanced level... if you are feeling overly beat up take a week off.
     
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    No, but I get lazy and skip a day or two every 4 or 5 weeks. :mamoru:
     
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    Not feeling overly beat up. I feel good. I've just had stuff on my mind and my diet hasn't been at 100%. Maybe a good workout is what I need.

    I'm off to the gym right now actually.
     
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    Sounds like as good a reason to hit the gym as any. :dunno:
     
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    I had a fucking awesome squat workout tonight. Hit a 6 month PR.

    I get worried when I'm not feeling 100% and then I have an better-than-average workout. I feel like I'm burning out my CNS or something.
     
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    i wouldnt mind :p
     
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