Deconditioning break over - or is it
After six months of increasingly intensive PE I decided to take a break at the start of May. It has been four weeks now and it is my intention to get back to PE during this week.
Some questions and thoughts that came up during this time:
Is there a threshold to a break, I.e. What is ‘too’ much? I certainly don’t mind getting back to work, but this is my first major break since I started PEing last October so I can wait a couple more weeks if need be.
I read some threads with good comments about gains during or right after a longer break and generally it seems like not enough deconditioning is included in a balanced routine. Then again some people have long routines followed by very long (even a year) breaks.
I don’t think that I lost any of my gains. Maybe I lost a little girth, but not very much (within the margin of error I suppose). Is this just an indication of a successful routine or a break too short or did I cement these gains already by hitting a plateau early on and cementing for the last couple of months of my routine?
At what level of intensity do I resume my PE? Five days a week but less intense?
I had a “5 day on - 2 days off”-routine with some intense exercises, like ULIs and squeezes, along with having a go at firegoat’s length routine (LINK). I’m thinking of continuing with the length oriented routine and putting other stuff on hold.
Now I know a lot of this is about feeling good physically and having the motivation for PE and there are no clear-cut answers, but I want to be prepared before I get back at it. I certainly will use a few days to gobble as many threads as possible. Hopefully some good discussion finds this thread as well.
That’s all I can think of right now. Go ahead and ask if there is something I left out or you want to know.
Thanks! Let it hang! (: