I've been having so much trouble in the gym for a few weeks now. every now and then i will have a good session, but only in relation to my bench press or OHP. My squats are getting weaker, and weight that felt okay weeks ago i cannot do now. Deadlifts are starting to feel the same too.
I'm also just not as mentally present in the gym, feeling intimidated by weights easier than i used to.
Pretty sure my diet is on point calorie and protein wise. It isn't all that healthy right now, but the numbers are there.
My routine is madcows 5x5. doing my second cycle. having dropped the weight it feels just as hard.
Had a deload not too long ago too. entire week off.
My stress from life is at an all time high though. Family issues and work and career related ones. I'm wondering if i have been really stressed and just kind of not noticing it and ignoring it. Could high stress cause my Gym game to suffer a lot?
All advice is appreciated!