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Old 09-28-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
Sean Dunston
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Re: Deload week before or after max/test week?

I'm going with Matt's assumption too. IMHO, if you're doing 5/3/1, the week "1" of is so taxing, if you're trying to establish a true 1RM, then it is definitely after the deload, but you may actually want to take 2 weeks off since your working so hard and so close to your 1RM in your "1" week, and your CNS will be so fried that close to an all out effort.
Your mileage may vary, but it has always proved useful to me in competition settings to have additional CNS rest prior to a max effort.
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