I think it would be better taking rest days and spreading the length of the OLF phase in 3-4 weeks, IMHO.

Interesting comment. Have you ever heard of fractal geometry, by any chance? There is a French mathematician called Benoit Mandelbrot who created it in the 60’s I think…very interesting. It’s basically a type of mathematics to describe systems that contain identical subsystems, which are surprisingly common in the real world. It has diverse applications (including finance now).

This is basically a fractal. If you break it down that way, the week itself has an OLF and OLR (OLR is the rest day). If you break it further, each day has an OLF and OLR (OLF while clamping, OLR for the rest). We could use this method to better analyze all of our “how many days a week” or “how many rest days” questions and thoughts.

My intuition through personal experience and through kaan and PapSmear are the same - that about 2 weeks is the perfect time. Of course, if you do less fatigue and increase time, that could work also - but I have a feeling that a certain amount of fatigue needs to be used (quite heavy) for this to work, and that amount couldn’t be maintained for more than around 2 weeks (PapSmear’s injury, and several others, were basically from holding fatigue too long).

Now if you include rest days, you could hold the same daily fatigue and extend the weeks, but also in my experience rest days have never been good (it was better to lower the fatigue and take none). This is, of course, all intuition, you could be right as well. Only empirical tests will show. But bear in mind, our two shining stars here both did not use rest days and both accumulated gains in around a 2 week period. Small sample, but that’s what we’ve got.

But it’s a nice way of looking at all this, right? Particularly for clamping.

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