Thank you dude! I never really use planned deloads. I have tried them, but found I do better with just taking time off as I need it. Otherwise, I can have very good momentum, and a planned deload just seems like it gets in the way of my training. I usually feel pretty darn good most of the time (other than muscle soreness, I stay sore somewhere) and deloading just feels very unnecessary to me when I already feel pretty good.
When I start accumulating fatigue after a very hard training cycle, I will take a lighter week in the gym for sure. I just don’t pre-plan it in my training.
I am feeling pretty good now, my legs are sore as hell this week from the increased volume in squatting though, lol. So far, so good!