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Weaker After Deload


#1

I just finshed a deload of one week. I went ot vaction so I ate badly and I wresled with my cousins a lot and played soccer with them. Although I came back and did rep upper body and I felt stronger but my box squat was weaker. I did dynamic lower body this thursday and today(Sad) I did max effort lower body. I know it is recommended 72 hours but I forgot and worked out but I felt fresh thats why I forgot. Any idea why I had a bad day?


#2

probably because you didn't get enough rest between your ME/DE? you got 1 full day of rest.. thats hardly good if you're not used to it.

just quitting lifting cold turkey doesn't necessarily mean you're going to be stronger a week later..

peace


#3

I still worked out just with a deload type training. Even if you felt fresh? thats the only reason I worked out cause I felt fresh and forgot about not needing to rest.


#4

you were weaker because of a lack of rest between DE/ME not because of the deload.

1 week off shoudnt make you weaker 2 weeks perhaps, at elite levels 2 weeks off can cause a 10% drop in strenght.

lesson, put 72 hours between DE and ME.


#5

thanks for your help.


#6

I have had that happen.

Neurological tricks like peaking and deloading are, in my experience, very hit-or-miss depending on the person or circumstances. The results vary greatly from person to person and so many variables can come into paly like sleep, stress, food, and emotional state.


#7

Well thanks for the advice someone at your strength level and knowelge would even respond to my theard. I am very thankfull. Ya I didn't really eat right during my vacation.