I hear alot of guys say that you should be training with the same intensity during your pct but u should just decrease the volume and frequency. Well to me this sounds stupid. Now hear me out:
1-during pct your test levels are extremely low, if you break down the muscles how the hell is your body going to be able to recover them?
2- during pct you enter a sudden catabolic phase, also your cortisol receptors which were blocked by the androgens suddenly get released, so to me breaking down the muscles during PCT sounds retarded because you will just add more stress to the body and you break down the muscles without them being able to get repaired
3- IMO the first week of PCT there should be no resistance training, infact it would be a good time to rest and then from the 2nd week a 3x a week 45 mins sessions (moderate intensity) should be added and when the PCT ends and if one feels that their test levels are once again back (no way to tell they are back to normal level unless bloodwork is done, however there are some signs which indicate low/high test levels) then the trainings should become intense but not the same volume as on cycle.
all these 3 points are my own opinions and mmy own logic. they maybe completely incorrect and i may have missed some other factors. If i am wrong about this please correct me, as I want to have the perfect strategy for my off period.