WHY ARE WE LIFTING SO LIGHT THIS WEEK? AND WHAT THE HECK IS A "DELOAD WEEK"?
This week, you'll notice that your percentages are much lighter for your back squat, deadlift and shoulder press. This is INTENTIONAL. You've just spent the last three weeks progressively lifting heavier each week, and your body needs a week of lighter lifting or "deloading" before hitting the heavy stuff again. Yes, it feels light, yes it feels too easy-that's what we want. Resist the urge to add sets, or add extra weight, your body needs this!
Next week, we'll be adding weight to your 1 RM numbers (10# to deadlift and back squat, and 5# to shoulder press), and basing your lifting percentages off of this new, slightly heavier number instead. So don't worry, you're on your way to getting even stronger, trust the process!!