Hi so i have an issue id like some advice on.
Currently doing 5x5 benching, my last workouts looked like this :
workout 1: 87.5 kg: 5,4,4,4,4
workout 2: 87.5 kg: 5,5,5,5,4
workout 3: 87.5 kg: 5,5,4,3,3
Now i am 95% sure the crash of my last workout was diet related (I currently think i found my sweet spot diet wise ( mostly protein intake wise), but the problem is i am gaining too much weight ( fighting in a weight class). So i ate too little between workout 2 and 3 and think that therefore i crashed a little.
Now according to stronglifts i am too do a deload now, my problem is i felt very strong on workout 2, even felt i had something in the bank and if i ate well i wouldve easily hit the 5 sets. So my feeling is telling me to just try another 87.5 5x5, but on the other hand i have had some long plateaus before were i ended up dong the same weight for lots of workouts and i want to avoid that. ( For example if i hit 5,5,5,5,4 today, i will have to do yet Another workout with the same weight) So what is wise here.