I have an entire drawer dedicated to supplements. It started small, more like a pharmacological junk drawer housed in a manageable tupperware container under the bathroom sink. But through years of bodybuilding shows and powerlifting meets, bulking phases and prep cuts and a few bouts of good old fashioned self loathing it’s grown to now take up an entire towel drawer spanning five feet across and two feet deep, built straight into the bathroom wall above the drawers of extra sheets and pillowcases, and actual bath towels.
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.