Soon, Another Break
As most of you know, I took a 2-month deconditioning break from March to May this year – after a horrid plateau. After only 3 weeks back, I added 0.22” EL. I was ecstatic, and I hoped that it signified a new “growth phase.”
Well, 57 days later, I haven’t gained another mm. That 3 weeks was it – that was the “growth phase.” As I’ve discussed with rushmore & others, that may be par for the course, regarding my gains.
But 2 months with zero gains is just too damned familiar to me – and I’m not going through that shit again (repeatedly banging my head against a wall for months at a time). I’m thinking I may need another 2-month break, then hit it hard again. Even if I only gain for 2-4 weeks, I’m not going to stop right there – or I’d probably lose it all. I’m thinking about 4-6 weeks after my last gain should fairly cement things.
So, that might be my personal strategy: 2 months off / 2 months on. I could obviously fit 3 such cycles into each calendar year. The key would be in my tweaking these cycles for optimal returns. Is 2 months off long enough? Should it be 3 months off – or maybe 1 month? And how long should I hit PE before taking another break?
To be continued….