My training follows no official program, just a 4 day a week upper/lower strength/hypertrophy split that I’ve came up with. On my strength focused days, I work with multiple top sets of singles, doubles, or triples anywhere from 90-95% of my 1RM - which is stupid to do every week, I know, but has been what I’ve done for months without issues. My goal has been to hit 3/4/5 on the main 3 lifts before school starts in September, and being so close makes me really want to push my limits… except I’m feeling the wear and tear. Aches have been piling up, and make me think that maybe I need to back off, but honestly I’ve never really had to deload and I’m not sure what to do. I feel as though every time I lift I need to go 110% in effort to achieve anything, despite it probably being detrimental for my health. Do any of you have a go-to deload / lower CNS stress / recovery workout that you feel is beneficial in supplementation to training?
Thanks much, Tate