Re: Research Question of the Week - Should we take time off?
One trend I notice, is that the people I can recall who argue for taking time off (e.g. the people in this thread, and dzoni) are HIT advocates.
When contemplating many of the HIT routines I have seen, they are actually quite similar in training load to my tapers. I would be interested to know how someone who does a HIT routine would implement a taper, since their frequency and volume is already so low, and their intensity is already near maximal (i.e. closer to a 1 RM load). It would be a challenge to design a taper I would think. The only variable I could see manipulating is perhaps less reps. And maybe less frequency (which is not optimal on a taper).
Gabriel "Venom" Wilson, Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences
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