This one’s for those who train hard.
Don’t forget to de-load 3 or 4 times per year.
I did, and it cost me.
I went hard & fast for more than six months.
Then I pulled a hamstring … while I was asleep! Not kidding.
Granted, there’s a little more to the story of the injury than that.
But not having taken a de-load week for too long was a major factor.
I’ve got one now 🙂
What’s a de-loading week?
It can look different, depending on how you train.
Generally speaking, if you’re lifting a lot, at the end of a 3 or 4 month cycle, you should take 1 or 2 weeks of body-weight only training.
By the way, you can get pretty damned strong with only body-weight training.
So it’s not going to set you back.
In fact, it’s going to set you up for more gains.
“Strength + Health = Vitality.” – Coach Matt