Hey, all. I’m cutting, and went through a deload week. Today, I tried doing some one-hand dumbell presses, and couldn’t push more than a measly 35kg. My barbell press, before deload, was almost 80kg! So I lost 10kg in total, by this estimation. What the hell could’ve happened? Last time I did one-hand presses was 2 months ago, and I was doing 32kg.
So, let’s say I gained 6 kg on the one hand presses; however, I gained 10+ on my bench in the same period of time. I’ve come up with a few options; any input on which it’s most likely to be would be appreciated:
- I cut too much in the deload week and lost strength
- It’s just a natural part of deloading
- My stabiliser muscles are weak, so I can’t lift as much as my bench would suggest with just one arm
- There’s a limited amount of crossover between the 1 arm press and the bench press
Cheers in advance