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Effects of Weight Loss


#1

I have lost roughly 30 lbs. I was 250 and now under 220. This weight loss and subsequent loss in size has caused my strength to suffer.

The main problem I am feeling is my form especially on squats and DL is very unstable now. I feel my core is very weak all of a sudden.

Does anyone have any advice. My first instict is to drop weights and start over at my new weight and re learn my form.


#2

It would make scene to me for you to drop your weights down and work on technique.

If you don't feel stable I don't know why you would push through and risk injury.


#3

Technique and form change at different weights due to changing levers. When I'm ligher, I find I have to narrow my squat stance. For bench, I work more on back flexibility for an improved arch since I don't have as much torso thickness, and for deadlift... well for me deadlift is unaffected in both form and weight lifted.


#4

Makes sense. Have to check my ego as well. Thanks.