Whats up guys I recently decided to start training at a formal MT gym a few months ago instead of only weight training. I came here, did research via the FAQ and decided that I would do the 3 day Madcow routine as well as 2 days a week of MT. There are a few questions about Madcow I was hoping I could get answers for and they are: 1) I can't seem to figure out what a Deload week/period is. It seems like there are a million variants to Madcow and the one I picked came from Stronglifts. This routine doesn't appear to have any Deload phase or rest phase while some do. It is basically 12 weeks of gradual progression. Not that I have any problem with 12 weeks of gradual progression but I am just wondering under what circumstances do people decide to do a Deload phase? As of right now I am finishing my 5th week so therefore I am passing my 5 rep maxes. 2) What is the theory behind less is more? For example, why is that for the most part Madcow has me ramping up to basically 1 heavy set but other workouts (such as some college football routines) have me doing 5X5 heavy? It feel strange sometimes when I'm working through my sets and I don't break a sweat till the last set. Thanks in advance for and advice.