Have you been strength training for several weeks or months on end?! Have you started to feel tired, have less energy and are less inclined to push yourself during your gym session?!
Don’t worry, ladies, we don’t blame you, & this is totally normal!
Lifting is very demanding on the mind & body at times.
If you are already a FCB member you are most likely aware of what a deload phase is; however if you are not, we’re excited to inform you this is a phase where you rest your mind & body.
What is a deload week?
A deload week is usually a short period of time within your training program where you take it easy, to help in the recovery phase.
- Lift a little bit lighter
- Less sets & reps in the program
- Training less frequently during the week ( dropping to 3 days a week)
- Doing yoga, biking or just walking (less intense movement program)
Doing this will not only benefit your body, but your mind & soul. Incorporating a deload will help you be able to train harder and heavier in the future!
Deloading has huge benefits if you’ve ever experienced an injury in the past as well; it will help your muscles and joints recover before you continue to put stress them on the gym.
What happens to your nutrition during a deload week?
If you’ve been in a caloric deficit for an extended period of time, we suggest sticking to your nutrition plan.
If you have been in a caloric deficit we suggest you can take a flexible nutrition approach and bump your calories up to maintenance for the time you are on deload, aka “a diet break”.
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