21 min

The Post-Novice Series: Deloads: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Barbell Logic

    • Fitness

A common question lifters ask is, “Do I need a deload.”  The answer is usually, “No,” but when and why should you deload, and what is a deload?
A deload is a programmed decrease in stress--usually lasting a week--that allows fatigue to dissipate without detraining.  Potential indicators that a deload is warranted include a decrease in libido, bar speed, or desire to train.
Without a coach, people often deload too frequently and too much (decreasing the stress during the deload to the point where the lifter detrains).  For the most part, lifters don’t need to deload until they are conducting a multi-week program.  
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A common question lifters ask is, “Do I need a deload.”  The answer is usually, “No,” but when and why should you deload, and what is a deload?
A deload is a programmed decrease in stress--usually lasting a week--that allows fatigue to dissipate without detraining.  Potential indicators that a deload is warranted include a decrease in libido, bar speed, or desire to train.
Without a coach, people often deload too frequently and too much (decreasing the stress during the deload to the point where the lifter detrains).  For the most part, lifters don’t need to deload until they are conducting a multi-week program.  
GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE!
Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh
Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/
Connect with the hosts
Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram podcast@barbell-logic.com    Connect with the show
Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook

21 min

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