PreEmptive Deconditioning While Gaining
OK Just because I voted for President Bush….LOL
Seriously I had a brainy moment this morning while exchanging emails with my good buddy Shiver regarding the topic of deconditioning. Regardless of what you do for PE 2 things are true:
#1- We all want to make gains as quickly as possible.
#2- Eventually a decon break will be necessary unless you’re a genetic freak.
Given these two facts the obvious best case scenario is to spend the least amount of time in decon possible and the most time gaining as possible.
Here’s the all important analogy- Think of pushing a car that has run out of gas. If you try starting from a dead stop it’s really hard, but if the car is already rolling….
I think it would be good for us to look at the value of taking scheduled breaks even when still gaining. I think that if someone waits until they have achieved a high level of conditioning and completely stopped gaining to take a break…it will take much longer to decondition than is necessary.
Conversely, I think that if we undertook a series of scheduled breaks that we could consistently keep the tissues from getting too conditioned to gain. Thoughts?