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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Lorenz, May 4, 2008.

  1. Lorenz Banned Banned

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    So its a preety simple question - I'm coming up to the end of my first B.S 5x5 cycle, and I'm a little confused about what to do for the few weeks of de-loading in between this cycle, and starting the next one (Which will be another run through the 5x5).

    - Should I just sit at home and give my CNS lots of rest? I would hate that as I'm really loving this program, and dont want to miss any training time.

    - Do some dynamic work, and possibly even, *GASP*, some isolation work? (stuff that wont be harmful on the CNS)

    - Something else?
     
  2. takeahnase watching the swarm

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    How many weeks did you want to deload?
     
  3. Lorenz Banned Banned

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    Oh... well reading the Eclipse Gym 5x5 article linked in the FAQ, it suggested 2 weeks so I figured that would suffice. The weight I'm using is still preety light, so if I could do less then 2 weeks, safely, then that would be great aswell.
     
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    How long were you on the BS 5x5 before this deload?
     
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    Either, do some GPP during the week or two off, plus dynamic stretches etc. and/or work some technique, e.g. light overhead squats if flexibility is an issue, sitting back in the squat etc. In the long run, taking a full week off doesn't really matter, I would just do something that keeps you active and has some benefit for the upcoming cycle.
     
  6. Lorenz Banned Banned

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    Only the prescribed 9 weeks, with week 5 being a de-load (I actually took the whole week off though, was sick).
     
  7. CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    "deloading" is fucking bitch shit.

    Either rest your ass off or train hard. Never "deload".
     
  8. Lorenz Banned Banned

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    Alright, sounds fine.
     
  9. Lorenz Banned Banned

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    So you think I should just take a week totally off?
     
  10. CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Yeah. That's what I'd do. It's hard to do without getting stir crazy, so I also advise some serious ganja smokelydokelydo!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Lorenz Banned Banned

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    Haha, yah, that will be the problem... not lifting... its become kind of addicting to be honest.
     
  12. CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Yeah dude, for me lifting is really just a way to sublimate my addictive and self destructive behavior.

    I couldn't stop if I wanted too. Which I don't.
     

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