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Old 01-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
It seems counter intuitive to deload so often, but I have been doing it with 5/3/1 and it hasn't caused me any issues. It's kept me fresher, mentally and physically. I think if you are feeling beat up after 3 weeks of solid lifting, take the deload week. But maybe stay flexible. There may be times when you can go 4,5,6,7 or even 8 weeks.
In other words, do what you need to do to stay healthy. In the long run, I am of the opinion that it will only help you and will not hinder you.

Keep up the great work man!
Great advice, man. Thanks...

In the past, I've never really deloaded..which often meant burnout that threw off my progress...

I hear a lot of good lifters on PL programs praising deloads...I will definitely add it to the toolbox....as needed!
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-Get bigger overall @ 10-12%BF. -Traps big enough to scare women, children and manlets. -Complete clean TRIPLES with weights I've handled for heavy singles
-Curl 70# DBs for reps and knock out 12-15 easy pullups -BP 260x3 MP 160x3 SQ 325x3 DL385x3 BOR 190x3

Gym PRs: BP 265 MP 175 SQ 365 DL 405 BOR 245
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