This is specifically for Bryan Haycock, as the HST principles are his brain-child. Deconditioning??? A lot if us continue to have doubts about how well deconditioning really works in the short-term. My thoughts are as follows: Does deconditioning really occur significantly enough to help combat RBE and aid continued hypertrophy in 9-14 days? It would seem to take significantly longer and of course then atrophy becomes a problem. NWlifter once said he believes that deconditioning will only occur ast the same rate as neuro/muscular atrophy so its one step backwards to get one step forwards....in other words a waste of time. I love HST, and I am very grateful to Bryan for presenting his research on the subject in a format all of us can understand. But I remain doubtful about this so-called 'Strategic Deconditioning' principle and its effects. I would like to see Bryan post his thoughts and related research on the subject. Other relevant research papers anyone may have are welcome, but lets keep this thread about research and not just random opinions. I don't have any relevant papers in my possession at this time, but I know Bryan, Dan and others do. So please share and discuss! Thanks.