Strength and energy has been fine. What is killing me is leverages I can not figure out how to use my belt and it is hurting some things like my squat. I just cant get the same tightness as when I was a fatty lol. My deadlift has conituned to do great though and my bench is as always so so. I am tiring sooner in the gym however. Where I may have had a good 5 work sets in me before on squats or something I am down to about 3.