And I don’t mean to pick on you by harping on the point, but maybe you’ll take it as tough love and redouble your efforts. My wife is about your age and height, about 5 lbs lighter than you, and has also trained for about three years. Her squat and deadlift (in competition) are both about 100 lbs heavier than yours, and her bench is about 40 lbs heavier. I don’t say this to give insult; she is a strong girl. But you need to have some perspective about where you are and the implications of that.
In your own words, “My 1RM went down because I was cutting”. To me, at your level of strength, that has to be completely unacceptable under any circumstances. No matter what your situation is with respect to diet, lifestyle, sleep patterns, whatever, at your level of strength, going backwards cannot be an option.
No one ever wants to get weaker, but for a guy at or near the elite level, it may happen from time to time. For a rank beginner though, there is no reason for that to ever happen, absent serious illness or injury. Yet the way you describe it, it’s as though it’s an inevitable result of “cutting”. Until you radically change your mindset, again, you are unlikely to meet with any success in your pursuit of strength.[/quote]
You are right, when I take diet seriously, my mind was cut my fat… but now my mind and body is ready to get strong and now I dont care getting some fat, cutting is a waste of time that I can expend getting stronger and stronger
I think you both dont understood me.
I started a cut when I was on 18% bodyfat and 75kg with 169cm… very fatty.
My cut phase ended 4 weeks ago, I’m currently bulking.
I’m lifting since 3 years ago but nothing serious.
I started seriously 1 year ago.
My english is not good I hope you understand me now.[/quote]
So you when you started the cut you had 135 lb of lean bodymass and now you have about 125 lb of lean bodymass, based on the numbers you posted. Sounds like a large part of your cut eliminated muscle. [/quote]
Yeah that was an aggresive cut… never more.