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Unread 08-18-2018, 10:51 AM
tn233 tn233 is offline
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Hello everyone!

I wanted to ask a question which i feel lyle might be able to really help as i don't think it's a commonly asked question.

I was following a strength program prior to starting RFL diet. As instructed in RFL, i cut down my volume but i still hit it for the same intensity. So far i'm only a few days in the RFL diet and have not seen a decrease in strength. I know my body is really dying for a deload week from training as it's been months since i have taken a proper week off from heavy training so i what would your advice be to me? Should i keep intensity very high and grind out these few weeks and take a deload once i'm done with RFL at maintence?

RFL is very extreme and i just fear that i might lose strength if i take a deload week during the diet. I am also using clen with this as i couldn't get EC stack.

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6'3 88kg(Started at 90kg) been training for almost a year
Eating 800 calories with RFL as i am a cat 2 on the lower end.

A side question, Do you really need muscle size to get strength? I am not talking about the neural adaptations in which somone who does high reps switches to low reps and over months becomes stronger. That is just him getting better at maxing out and neural power(Whatever you call it). I ask this because i have read that the optimal way to get more strength is to go on a hypertrophy phase for a while to get muscle size and then transition slowly and get a new 1RM with your new added muscle. Any thoughts on this lyle?
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Unread 09-17-2018, 03:57 PM
Salvatore Salvatore is offline
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You're going to lose strength while dieting anyway, your goal should be to maintain as much as you can. So purposely deloading, will guarantee strength & muscle loss. If I recall correctly, the routines in RFL suggested 2-3 sets x 6-8 reps for major muscle groups, 1-2 x 8-10 for smaller muscles. How much volume were you doing before you started RFL? Full routine?
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Unread 09-17-2018, 04:14 PM
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Hmmm.....so you are feeling burned out, need for a deload, and then you jump on an extreme diet? Doesn't sound like a winning strategy. Why don't you go on a 2 week deload, eat at maintenance, and then jump on RFL?

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Hello everyone!

I wanted to ask a question which i feel lyle might be able to really help as i don't think it's a commonly asked question.

I was following a strength program prior to starting RFL diet. As instructed in RFL, i cut down my volume but i still hit it for the same intensity. So far i'm only a few days in the RFL diet and have not seen a decrease in strength. I know my body is really dying for a deload week from training as it's been months since i have taken a proper week off from heavy training so i what would your advice be to me? Should i keep intensity very high and grind out these few weeks and take a deload once i'm done with RFL at maintence?

RFL is very extreme and i just fear that i might lose strength if i take a deload week during the diet. I am also using clen with this as i couldn't get EC stack.
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