Optimal Length Of Decondintioning Break
This will be pretty short. It is a frequently asked question how long should be a deconditioning break. I’m going to base my answer on two principles: the first one, a muscle requires the same tim to gain strength through exercise as it is needed to lose the gained gained strength with rest; so, if you gained 60 lbs on your bench press training for 1 year, to go back to your starting point you should stop training for 1 year. This is not 100% accurate, but we’ll be statisfied with a 80% accuracy since we have nothing better.
Now the other principle: I take this from here
“One-on-One: Abdo and the Doctor of Strength
Abdo: Professor, how does a muscle gets stronger with resistance training?
Abdo: Does muscular training differ from the training necessary to increase the strength to tendons and ligaments?
Verhoshansky: There is no difference between the training of muscles than that of tendons and ligaments. All tissues develop simultaneously accept in cases were anabolics are being taken. Anabolics, which are forbidden, trains the muscles very interestingly but spoils the results to the other tissues. Muscles develop faster with anabolics while the tendons lag behind. Actually, you must always train for equal development. So, during heavy training periods were anabolics are used, tendons and ligaments may get severely damaged. On the other hand, if the tendons are able to withstand the training intensity, the muscles are susceptible to rupture. It’s not healthy either way you look at it.
Now, if we want to enlarge our penis, we have to enlarge the tunica albuginea. Strengthening the TA is what will stop gains. Since TA is similar to tendons, and tendons become stronger at the same rate then muscle (and lose strength at the same rate, supposedly) the optimal length would be the same you have been PEing.
So let’s say you have been PEing for 1 year and in the last three months you did not seen the minimal gains. You should go on a deconditioning break of 1 year (I know, this doesn’t like you). This doesn’t means that a shorter decon break will not carry gains, of course; but less than you could gain with a longer decon break. Once you start again PEing, your tendons will strengthen again faster than before, so if you gained half inch in 1 year, in the next you’ll be able to gain 0,25”.
Another corollary: once you are a vet, you should do deconditioning breaks more often than when you were a beginner. I know this will not make sense to you at a first read, but it is the sole rational conclusion I can draw.
That’s all folks!