Originally Posted by J_Byrd
It all depends on how your body is holding up. Will I say its a "must" no, but most people will need at least 1 week during that time frame to deload. I would take the week off before the max attempt week. Then if you felt fine, you could go back into it. I normally suggest that lifters do something different for a few weeks. Some odd lifts they dont normally do, something just for fun. Then jump right back into it.
Thanks for the prompt advice.
Btw, I purchased your book a few months ago and so far am really enjoying the challenging sessions and nice gains. How long do you suppose a 38 year old lifter not wanting to move up from 185 pounds in body weight could run this program? In other words, how strong can I get running "BIG" without the addition of more volume, in one way or another?