Originally Posted by Dreamliner
I'd venture that fear of strength loss is exaggerated, especially when some studies are seen as suggesting that it may take as long as seven days or more simply to recover from a strenuous strength workout. Certainly one can at least maintain strength on one workout a week. Obviously the competitor has to balance the demands of his sport and 'ravages' of conditioning. Since they both break you down it stands to reason that you find your 'sweet spot' on the conditioning side.
Got back in on Monday with a high rep workout. Went back on Wednesday and worked up to 3 x 265 on the bench. Used to be my one rep max. Needn't have worried about losing strength. It's good to know I can take a break now and then, maybe do eight or ten hours of Aikido one week instead.