Here’s my situation… bare with me:
About a month ago, I was on a Bill Starr type routine where I was oly squatting 3x a week. After only 4-5 weeks on this program, my oly squat went from 315 to 385. My motivation is high, my diet was in check and I felt great. The next cycle I stayed with this 5x5 squatting 3x a week, but I moved onto the version in which the same weight is used instead of a pyramid. I kept getting stronger, eventually going from 275x5x5 to a strong 315x5x5. I the tried 325 and I couldn’t get it for 5x5, but I kept trying for 3 workout days straight and my performance each time was decreasing.
This is when I decided to deload. This is also the time when things went bad. I took a few days off and the next time I got back into the gym I was weak. I barely hit 365. I decided to take a couple more days off and simply start on a different routine hoping my body would welcome the change. I decided on training westside. This is about the same time when my football summer workouts started so I was lifting directly after a agility/conditioning session. Nowadays I constantly feel like a pussy in the gym. I don’t understand it.
When i was squatting 3x a week, I was busting ass every session and I had that “fire” and I was pounding weights hard. I just don’t understand where that went. I understand I am tired from the running and all, but now I don’t feel the same and I’m wondering if it’s possible for me to still be overtrained?
Maybe it’s just me being a pussy, but I know there’s more to it… this has been bothering me for weeks. I tried everything, now it’s even harder to keep my diet vaguely on track and my motivation to train and attack big weights is gone. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
FYI I’m 15 years old, 195lbs. Few weeks ago I was benching 240, full cleaning 240, and oly squatting 385. Now I can barely get 315x5 if that, and I am no more close to a 240 bench.