And like most of us, I hate cheating reps. What’s the point of pushing that hard for that relatively short time if I don’t do it to the max.
I also REALLY get peeved if I know someone else is cheating reps. I’m working on that one…it really has nothing to do with me but it still gets my goat. I need to let that go. Yeah right.
However, no matter how hard I push, how well I diet or how careful I am about my sleep, there are physical realities that can’t be ignored: The older I get, the more I have to admit that if I’m going to stand a chance in hell at competing without handicapping my performances, then a) I need to take more time to recover, b) the active recovery has to be planned and scheduled and c) I gotta act smarter than I did when I was 20. “Age-as-excuse” just doesn’t compute for me but I can’t deny that recovery rates for a 20 year old caveboy are faster than for a 55 year old caveman like me.
Gawd I hate admitting that.
So, imagine my happy surprise to see a post from the awesomely awesome Mark Sisson: The Deload Week: What It Is, How to Do it, and Why It Might Help You Get Stronger.
Go check it out, fellow bloggites, and tell me what you think…Have you done this recently? Does it sound like sound advice? Or does it freak you out and make you say ‘WHIMP!’ if you do workouts that don’t make you throw up or shoot blood outa your eyeballs? Cuz if the last is true, you’d better rethink that attitude.