The body is a fascinating machine. No matter what stressors you throw its way, it finds a way to adapt, however big or small the change. But when those changes aren’t as positive as you’d like or don’t come about as quickly as you want, you have to change your approach.
Deloading is not a new concept, but it’s an often neglected technique that can kickstart sluggish progress in the gym. By giving your body a break – by decreasing intensity, volume, frequency or a combination of all three – you can bounce back bigger, stronger and better than before.
But before you deload, you need to determine when and how to deload – or if you even need to deload at all. My latest article on Stack.com shows you how to find the best deloading method for your goals. Check it out: