Hey guys, I'm hoping y'all could give me some insight into where my problem is.
I've lately had problems where it seems that my energy levels start to crash every four weeks and I have to take off a full week to deload and recover. I'll become lethargic, I'll want to nap excessively and just become lazy. When I'm in the gym I'll run fine for the first 15-20 minutes, but I'll hit the wall 25-30 minutes.
== Programming ==
I am working out on the Stronglifts program, for about six-seven months now. I lift 3 sessions/week. I also workout with my trainer 3 sessions/week doing balls-to-the-walls level effort (I rarely leave without having to lean against the elevator walls on the way down from the gym) . We superset one-three sets of exercises, two minutes on the rowing machine and 2 minutes break for a full hour.
== Nutrition ==
One of my objectives is to lose fat, so I'm probably eating enough to account for 1# loss/week. This is primarily proteins, animal fats.
Background: I'm 29 y/o, about a year into lifting seriously for the first time in my life. Before that I was your average sedentary fatass, couldn't do three pushups in November 2010.
So... what are your thoughts? Suggestions? Do I accept doing a complete deload every four weeks, or is there some way to structure this better? I'm thinking nutrition might be a quick fix if I bump myself up to a maintenance amount.