I recently switched gyms and the new gym has a much thicker bar that I use for deadlifting. I believe as a consequence of this, I have lost some strength. At the old gym, I did 465x2 now I barely got 450 up. I use a mixed grip, chalk and no straps. This new bar is much more difficult to hold but I can still hold it. Would this affect how much I pull?
Also, my sticking point has changed. It used to be getting the bar off the floor and now it is slightly below my knees. Could this be due to it being a stiffer bar and causing me to have a slower bar speed off the ground?
Appreciate any comments!
A longtime lurker.