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Old 09-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
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Default Try some time off first

When our team members plateau, we first take a week off. Most of the time plateaus are caused by overtraining. One week on lifting, first week back is light, sets of 5 with an easy weight. Then the next is back to business. '

If that doesn't work then we go back to the basics.
Start out with the old 5 x 5 routine for a month (explained)
After that it's down to a month of heavy 3's
Then after that, down to heavy singles

Normally taking the time off works. Most lifters don't even know they are overtraining.


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