Let’s start by explaining what a deload week is. It is basically a week where you take it easier on your training by significantly decreasing your workload for the week. AS much as we don’t like to do these they enable your body to recover and come back stronger.
Why is a dealod week needed? When we train, we provide a lot of physical stress to our muscles. This breaks down portions of our muscles and as a result actually temporarily decreases components of our fitness such as strength. So when we recover by having rest days and deload weeks the body adapts and will come back stronger and better! This is also known as supercompensation.
Supercompensation- the post training period which the trained function/parameter has a higher performance capacity than it did prior to the training period.
Train smarter not harder!