5x5 deload week?

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5x5 deload week?

#1 Postby klaatu21 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:25 pm

I'm on week two of stronglifts 5x5 and no where near stalling yet, but was curious when I should have a deload week? I've read it should be after 4-5 weeks regardless if I'm stalling or still going great guns, or should I deload each lift as and when it becomes difficult, or all at the same time?

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Re: 5x5 deload week?

#2 Postby asparagus » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:22 pm

Only deload when you need to, that is when you have stalled on a lift for three consecutive workouts. Only deload on the lift that you have stalled on, and then only by 10%. Follow the program to the letter, it works!
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