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531 Deload for Non-Failure Hypertrophy Work?


#1

My guess is that Jim Wendler choose to add a deload week every month to give a break to the CNS and not really to the muscle..

So could the deload week be used for some high rep, low rest, non-failure workout(kind of a pump/hypertrophy training). The CNS stimulation would probably be minimal, thus still letting it recover, and that week could as a way to pump nutrient to the muscle, still stimulate the muscle and act as a mild cardio vascular training.

Exemple , after your 3 sets of the main mouvement with the % indicated for deload, 4 sets of 12-15 with around 50% 1MR ( Keeping 2-3 rep short of failure) with 60-90 sec rest beetween sets, for 2 or 3 assistance work.

What do y'all think?


#2

I think you should just do it as written.


#3

You feel smart about spitting the same copy-pasta weak sauce than any brainless sheep could write? Did you even read the book? There is actually no fix deload written, beside for the main lift. The whole 5 3 1 is just a scheme for the main lift, its actually a pretty open system and let you choose your assistance lift.

Anybody have a more pertinent answer?


#4

try it let us know. If your strength stalls in a month or two you will have your answer. Anytime you tinker with a program it is possible to have good or bad results.


#5

I can't help but notice that you asked us what we think and then got mad when I did that.

Calm down dude.

And this was covered in the Q&As of the books, which I assume you read since you were quoting it at me.


#6

Try it and if you start feeling run-down, take a deload. This is the only way to really know.

You might also play around with a deload even if you don't feel that you need one, and see if you come back stronger.

I keep a record of my reps on the last main lift, and that is a good indicator of what is working or not.


#7

Well considering how page 73 of the book, in the FAQ, addresses this EXACT topic, I would have to ask if YOU even bothered to read the book before chiding someone else for not doing it either?

How's that for a pertinent answer, Douchebag?


#8

by the way did you say copy/pasta???


#9

I hope your joking. Again, the is nothing PRECISE about it. I asked about doing light weight, high rep, NON-failure assistance, how is that not a deload, baby girl?


#10

Apparently the copy pasta comes with weak sauce too, haha.


#11

How is that "cutting back on everything"?


#12

Do you really came from Maryland? I really enjoyed Maryland muscle machine.


#13

How is that "cutting back on everything"?
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How is this not? Is your assistance work always high rep low weight 2-3 rep short of failure? Cause to me, that cutting back.


#14

Generally yes.

Especially as your goal here is for it to be hypertrophy work. If it's intense enough to promote hypertrophy, it's not cutting back.


#15

What would your assistance work look like during deload? Do you skip it completely


#16

I can't really call what I'm running 5/3/1 anymore. I've modified the shit out of it. But that said, I have 1 month where I still push the assistance work and the next month I pretty much only hit some light bodyweight stuff.


#17

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#18

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#19

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/hub/thefreshmanverve#myForums/thread/5458148/

I got three really good responses in this old thread that might help you.


#20

.-.