I started working out consistantly about 2 months ago. I’m 33 years old, and was in reasonably good shape before starting a regimented workout routine. Approximately a month after starting out, I found this site and after reading a lot about various routines, settled on CW’s ABBH 1 program. I’m now 4 weeks into the program, and I feel that I get weaker rather than stronger as I’m work through the program. My muscular size is increasing, and my body fat appears to be decreasing somewhat. However since starting this routine, my 1 RM has actually DECREASED, and my endurance has gone to hell. Going up 4 flights of stairs is taxing, which it never was before.
I’m practicing good nutrition habits, both by eating good meals at least 5 times a day, as well as taking 2-3 50g protein shakes a day. I’m getting plenty of sleep, and giving myself the 1 day between workouts to recover, as well as taking weekends off.
Any ideas what might be going on, or what I might change? This is getting frustrating.