So I've been doing 5/3/1 for nearly a year now, and i'm still making steady gains on my max lifts etc.
I was just curious what everyones position is on de-load week vs total rest week vs contrast week?
I have been doing the de-load week, and Naturally by the end of it my body feels great and I'm hungry to smash the next workout. This for me has been a great intrinsic motivator, and why I've kept doing it even though sometimes it is frustrating or boring, especially when I've had a great lift the week before and want to keep it rolling.
Some articles suggest a complete week off, and others suggest a contrast week where I might do more of a body building week?
If a contrast week was a good idea, does anyone see a problem doing more of an olympic lifting dynamic week, like snatch pulls, segmented cleans etc? sub-maximal weight for more speed/technique or do you think that would detract from my normal routine?