46 yrs old.
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I am mid-way through my 7th month of doing 531. Months 1-5 have been all progressively increasing lifts. 6th month I struggle getting + reps on money set. Bit more fatigued and a few more aches and pains than normal. Deload week was refresing then I reset the next cycle using the "same" numbers as the 6th month. These last two weeks I could not even hit the same rep range as last month. Missed each previous best by 1-3 reps. Still hitting target # of reps but its the + reps that I am goin backwards on.
I dialed my diet back "a bit" as I found the mid section to be growing along with everything else. I gained approx 15 lbs in 7 months of concentrated effort in "mostly" clean eating, resting, and working hard. The last 45 days it has been triple digits. Three teenagers running as my wife has been dinishing up some contract fork out of town for the same period.
Maybe stress related? Heat? I have never charted my workouts and watched my diet as much as these last 7 mths. The progress has been great until recently. Am I over thinking it? Just a phase?