What are your thoughts on the 5-3-1...4th week deloads ive been running the 5-3-1 program for a couple month s now and havent deloaded just started new cycles ive hit all the numbers or more so is the deload week something you would recomend?
- Travis Belen
I get this question ALOT because most people myself included sometimes Feel amazing when the 4th week De-load comes arnound. So the first thought that pops into your head is "Fuck it Skip De-Load and Start New Cycle" That mentality WILL work yes BUT!... Only in the Short Run! Powerlifting is more a Marathon than a Sprint. Taking the De-Load every 4th week will allow your CNS to reset and will help Prevent the amount and Lengths of your plateau you will encounter! So Yes I do recommend taking the required De-Load week. If you feel Great during your De-Load then really focus on heavy assistance work! Just keep the percentages and weight Low on you Main Core Lift!