Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Do I Need to Deload?
Lately, I've come to realize that more and more people are probably more like myself when it comes to training. I lift weights a few times a week, try to get in one HIIT (sprints, hills, ect.) and one aerobic workout in a week. I throw in mobility/recovery type work in those sessions. Do I need a deload week anymore? No, between work, family, friends, hobbies, life responsibilities, there are enough unprogrammed deloads to keep me from over training or getting burned out.
So for those not attempting to win an Olympic medal, finish an Ironman or make money from your sport, rest/recovery is important, but the deload week probably will end up doing more harm then good. Get in solid training when you can. The longer rest period will probably take care of itself.