Lately I have noticed that my progress is in a " wave like pattern ". Let me explain. So a week ago I hit a P.R. on my squats, 180kg for 8 reps ( high bar, Olympic ) . Now, under normal circumstances, I would hope that this week ( today, to be precise ) I would be able, if not do the same weight for 9 reps, at least feel like the 8 reps are easier than last week.
But on the contrary, today, the same 8 reps seemed much harder than last week. That has been happening for the last two or three months. I will hit a P.R., then the next week it will be really hard to repeat the same P.R. , but on the third or fourth week, I will set a new P.R. . I assume , it all has to do with neural adaptation.
Once you hit a new P.R. you’re body is very tired, and you might struggle to repeat the same next week, but after a week or two, your body gets used to the new P.R. and you can move on and set a new P.R. I don’t really have a question here, just thought maybe somebody has the same experience and could " chip in " with their experience thanks guys !!!