Personally I like to taper coz it suites me to train hard in the gym. To cut back on a few reps I find more better than to train with lighter lifts. But then there have been times when I will feel like training just for the stretch with lighter loads but that never lasts with me. Thats just the way I am. I like to push hard. The thing not to do is take time out of the gym. We must keep up the routine of going for a workout. Which ever one it is. Cheers.