Cementing Gains, Deconditioning Break, and Other Questions
I’d like to begin by saying that I am thinking of starting a deconditioning routine, by decreasing the duration of my PE sessions from over an hour down to just a couple minutes and decreasing the frequency of the sessions, then slowly working my way back up. I have decided to do this because I have read that ‘cementing your gains’ is an old PE myth, and I do not wish to take a deconditioning break for fear of losing my hard-earned gains. Now, here is an analogy that will put things into perspective. Suppose a man gained some muscle mass from lifting heavy weights. If he were to start slowly decreasing the weight over a period of time and the frequency of lifting, to the point where he’s only lifting a much smaller weight infrequently, would he lose any of his hard-earned muscle mass? Obviously he would lose some strength due to his body adapting to a lighter weight but, if nothing else changed, would he keep his gains?
Goal #1: 6.5" BPEL [ ] Goal #2: 7.0" BPEL [ ] Goal #3: 7.5" BPEL [ ]