On the chart above, you can see my progression for the shoulder press for all time. You’ll notice 3 peaks and 2 valleys. The valleys are deloads. As you can see, each deload leads to a bigger peak, and a bigger 1RM.
That’s exactly why you should deload when you stop making progress. Deloads wipe away fatigue and let you progress again. Good news is, if you train with our app Dr. Muscle
, the app takes care of that for you, and makes you deload exactly when you need it, so you can break your plateaus, get stronger, and build more muscle.
On a personal note, before, I was always afraid I was deloading at the wrong time. Now I know I’m not wasting any time, and I’m deloading right on point. And I know I’ll improve my 1RM, thx to the deload. Didn’t think I’d say this, but this app makes deloading fun.
We’ve just updated the app with charts and logs for any or all exercises (as shown on the screenshot above). Beta users have access to charts right now.
Not in the beta program yet? Drop me a line if you want in. You’ll get access to new updates (like this one) before everyone else.
Your bro in science-based natural bodybuilding,
Carl Juneau, PhD