do you think light, medium, and heavy days are necessary?

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    and if so, why?

    i've been trying to go pretty much as heavy as i can each workout lately. i'll generally warm up, do a few sets of 5-8 reps and then go for a 2-3 rep max. i'm definitely getting stronger doing this, but should i also be doing some light days in there? if so, what are the benefits?
     
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    all i do are heavy days, 5 days a week
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    even a link would be nice
     
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    Bill Starr had an article about it in Ironman... I'll look for it later. Pm christophers or Cease for now.
    I think incorporating the light days increases overall volume or tonnage without overtraining.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    yes, good to make gains b/c you continually allow the body to grow, while in both 'peak' and 'fatigue' states. also, i find it helps with general good health and fitness; you are getting overload periods, and recovery/maintenance periods. an analogy everyone will like, similar to doing pushups on off-days to help with gpp. (i know, the sin of pushups, but i digress)
    both the 5x5 and CP are based on this.

    some links:
    http://forum.mesomorphosis.com/showpost.php?p=48&postcount=3

    http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4459860&postcount=15

    and the super master thread of amazing links. hope your not busy this weekend!
    http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/showthread.php?t=375215
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    holy shit :bowdown: thanks a lot...i'll definitely check the links out
     
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    onslaught61 OT Supporter

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    depends what your goals are. in the long run i believe you should do a variety, but sticking with one proves to be good for certain goals.
     
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    I love having lighter days because you can work out the muscle for recovery without overtraining. And hitting each muscle 2x a week helps to prevent soreness.
     
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    go heavy or go home
     
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  10. You can't expect to go heavy 100% of the time and continue to progress.
     
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