Deloading 101: What Is a Deload and How Do You Do It?

Plain and simple, a deload is a short planned period of recovery. Here are four ways to do it and why you absolutely must include it in your training.

What the Heck is a Deload?

Plain and simple, a deload is a short planned period of recovery. You take your training slightly lighter, maybe workout a little less, and generally just ease things back. A typical deload will last a week.

 

To the uninitiated outsider, deloads seem like a waste of time or an excuse to sit on your butt for a week, watching TV instead of hitting the gym and shifting some heavy lumps of iron.

 

Not so fast.

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Source: Fitness Life Nutrition

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