Have you ever heard of or considered deloading your training? I deload every 8-12 weeks when I start to feel really beat down 🤕 and my tendons start to get achy.
Taking time to deload actually helps me get stronger in the long run. It prevents me from accumulating too much fatigue and no longer progressing in the gym.
The way I approach a deload is to drop my total number of sets per muscle group by roughly half and decrease the weight I use by roughly ⅔. I don’t altogether skip the gym, instead I just do an abbreviated, lighter session. This prevents me from taking a couple steps back and instead keeps me at baseline and helps me recharge my battery 🔋 In the following week, I’m back at it in the gym.