So, when I was younger, I used to train really really hard until I was exhausted, take a week or two off and come back stronger.
I've done this deliberately again now.
I normally powerlift 2x per week but recently have cut my calories, upped powerlifting to 3x per week and have started swim training 2-3 times per week.
After 3 weeks of this increased load with reduced calorie intake, I've finally gotten to the point where my weights went backwards. My deadlift stopped progressing this week, my squat pretty much stopped progressing, my bench dropped by 10kilos for my working sets and my low rows dropped 5 kilos for my working sets. I've also lost 7lbs of bodyweight in these 3 weeks.
I'm now gonna take 1, possibly 2 weeks off, eating good quality food and then go back to training to see if any hypercompensation has occurred.
Has anyone else tried this method of training before?
If so, what were your results?