All - started back on 531 2 months ago, 2 days a week full body as I play rugby and do judo. At the same time I cleaned up my diet. Sticking to a basic rule of two chicken breasts and 1/2 lb of mince a day. Rice, potato and veg. The focus was increase conditioning and lean out.
Ive lost 6kg since. A total of 8.5kg since December 27th. And I’m now fit enough to play a whole rugby game fairly well. So happy ish.
In both 531 cyles so far I’ve gained some strength. Tiny tiny amounts. But I accept this as its the least important goal.
However in the last month my squat as reversed.
Today I struggled to 142.5 for 2
20th of Jan I hit 140 for 5.
I can accept a drop off in strength but loosing 3 reps - especially as my trap bar deadlift is going so well. Its gauling. And makes no sense.
Im wondering if I should adjust me tm to 85% or run the cycle again. As I can’t see that I’m genuinely losing strength to that extent.