Hi all. I’ve got a little over a year of serious training under my belt and I’m coming off an 11 month bulk where I put on 30 pounds. I got up to 210 @ 5’10" and now I’m trying to get leaner. I’m not trying to get lean enough to see abs, but I’m trying to get rid of some of the flab and I was skinny fat before I started the bulk.
What I’ve done is add two sessions of HIIT per week, and I’m on a 250 cal/day deficit. I wasn’t doing any cardio before. I’ve been doing this for about 6 weeks and have lost about 8 pounds. My bench, squat, and deadlift have all either stalled or regressed slightly, but I expected that.
My problem is that for the last few weeks I’ve had no drive in the gym. I feel like the weights are attacking me, instead of me attacking the weights. My arms and legs feel like wet noodles. While I do not dread going to the gym at all and have no problem getting myself there, I desperately want to finally have a good workout again, but when I get under the bar my nuts just aren’t there.
Any advice? I thought I was overtraining, but I’ve been taking days off occasionally, and I took some time off over the holidays. I’ve changed up my routine by using different exercises, different set/rep schemes, different days of the week, and different times of day. Nothing seems to have worked yet.
Any help would be appreciated.