Am I getting weaker because of my diet? Or is it because of shitty training?
The only lift that have consistently gone up these past several weeks was my squat. I squat 6 days a week, and last week I added another squat session on my sixth day. So far, after five weeks, my squat went from 335 pounds to 385 pounds.
But my upper-body lifts have either plateaued or gone down.
For my pulling exercises, I do ten sets of six reps with hang cleans and ten sets of six reps with lat pulldowns. For my pushing exercises, I do ten sets of six reps for overhead presses and ten sets of six reps with flyes. I have a pulling day once a week and a pushing day once a week.
My diet is an embarrassment, and I have a good feeling I’m getting weaker because of it. But I’m not sure, so I had to ask. Half the time I only get 40 to 50 grams of protein a day, the other half I barely manage 100. I am also cutting down on carbs and my efforts to restrict calories have helped me lose 12 pounds, going from 240 pounds to 228 pounds.
So… am I getting weaker because of my diet? Or because something is wrong with my training?