Deload: The reduction of intensity of one’s physical training, as a sort of recovery period. Deload weeks are great for recovery in allowing your body to rest from weeks of hard training, Right? But what if we’re missing the bigger picture? Deloads are more than just a time for allowing the body to heal, they’re a time to take a step back and reevaluate your body mechanics, reset your mind and refocus on the task at hand.
All too often, we see people working their tails off in the gym, year after year, and failing to make any serious changes to their physiques. There could be any number of singular reasons for this, but they typically can be summed up within the notion that, “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”