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Deloading Every 2 Weeks?


#1

Please don't tell me to read the book, because I have.

I am wondering its ok I deload every 2 cycles instead of every cycle. So I assume that means after "week 3" of my first cycle, the next week I start at "week 1" of the 2nd cycle?

I feel at the moment I don't need to reload so often.

Is that ok? Im not breaking some golden rule?

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#2

Jim has stated many times that this is fine and appropriate for most people given they are training and recovering smartly.

your post is a little wordy, so just to clarify:

wk1
wk2
wk3
(adjust TM)
wk4
wk5
wk6
wk7 Deload
(adjust TM)
wk8
wk9
wk10
(adjust TM)
wk11
wk12
wk13
wk14 Deload

…ETC


#3

[quote]theBird wrote:
Please don’t tell me to read the book, because I have.

I am wondering its ok I deload every 2 cycles instead of every cycle. So I assume that means after “week 3” of my first cycle, the next week I start at “week 1” of the 2nd cycle?

I feel at the moment I don’t need to reload so often.

Is that ok? Im not breaking some golden rule?

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on page 6 of Beyond 531 he does discuss this. Yes its ok.


#4

I hate to be “that guy”, but no, I don’t think you have read the book.


#5

This is in the Beyond Book (or a later edition of the first, can’t remember). The OP may only have the original


#6

Thanks for the replies.

And yes, I only have the original book.

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#7

i am actually doing the 5/3/1 full body variation, im in the second cycle and by doing it correctly (going for a pr in the last set) i think it’s one of the most difficult programms i ve ever done! (and probably the best) And i could not even imagine not having to deload! Id probably die if i didnt deload.