Didn't Bryan Tell Us This Like A Long Time Ago?

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by NWlifter, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Egads, this isn't new info! Bryan should get the credit

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  2. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah very nice! I do hope more research looks into that! SD makes sense logically to me, just unsure what specific studies they can do and what markers to look for.. especially in advanced trainees.

    Bryan IS a magical fortuneteller though, well ahead of the pack ;D
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  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Greg Nuckols covered this at length a few years back as well...
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  4. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'm totally convinced that SDs or deloads help progress. The only issue is people use them improperly. Unless you know your body well enough to know when you're too close to the edge and need to SD, then they need to be programmed in sensibly by someone who knows what they are doing. Breaking too frequently or at the wrong times hampers progress.

    To elaborate - I've experimented a lot with SD. In my experience, doing them when you're still making progress often results in feeling weaker after the SD. Whereas taking an SD when I've been spinning my wheels or feel close to burn out, I almost always come back to training feeling stronger than before the break.

    It's also (I'm sure this is obvious) important to manage your SD properly with regards to diet and activity level.
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  5. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I prefer to rotate exercises rather than SD, or load ranges.

    Probably take 1 genuine SD a year, whenever vacation is.

    Probably not optimal, but for me it’s more enjoyable to stay with the iron.
  6. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    Not that anyone is counting, but I introduced Strategic Deconditioning 19 years ago in October of 2000. ;)

    And, I guess that means we are coming up on the 19th anniversary of HST!
  7. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Holy crap.. 19 years..
    my hair was all brown back then now it's 80% grey...
    Where does the freaken time go!

    I still look at your avatar and think how much I'd love it there really was an HST book... a real paper HST book....man would I buy that in a heartbeat!

    But for sure man, you were WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY ahead of this stuff, dang..
    It just irritated me seeing this posted like it's new and just discovered by someone else, NO Bryan found this a LONG time ago!
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  8. _dark_master_v2

    _dark_master_v2 New Member

    I have a feeling Brad is a lurker...
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  9. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    I appreciate all that Brad has done in trying to answer many different bodybuilding centered questions.
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  10. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    You meant, you think Brad might read this forum right? Not lurker in a bad way?

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