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Basic Question about the Training ?

First sorry for my English writing.

This year, I really apply myself seriously to the gym so I asked how to plan a training on a year … I just finished the mechanical drop set and won at least 8 lbs. I have no caliper for my fat percentage but in the mirror, I gained muscle and lost some fat … that’s what my abs tell me …

Here are the questions I ask myself:

  • Is it better to take 1 to 2 weeks of rest after 12 weeks of training (Strategy deconditioning, I read that in HST).

  • Can I start the mechanical drop set after for example 1 to 2 weeks off or I’m better to do other things … like trying optimized volume training ,… or, using blocks of training and finding also my type of muscle fiber.

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6
Strength Strength Hypertrophy Hypertrophy Hypertrophy Hypertrophy

Because by using blocks of training, I feel better able to plan my training over a year …

Hi Thibs, how experienced do you feel a lifter should be before incorporating chains and/or bands in their training? i’m not asking for any exact numbers, just a rough guideline. Thanks!