Ian King talks about keeping your intensity in check, so that basically, you don’t fry yourself for the next time you work out. This would seem to make sense, except I wonder if it would be better to sometimes ratchet up the intensity to an unusual level, even if it means that your next workout won’t be able to approach the same level of volume or intensity?
Isn’t pushing yourself to the extreme sometimes a good way to kickstart extreme growth? A bunch of really well executed workouts, puntuated by a few crazy ones, and then followed by a few “dragging workouts” might be more effective than always performing a standard volume of exercise.
Maybe I’m totally wrong and optimal growth occurs from workouts that don’t leave you totally taxed?