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Lifting Going... Backwards?!


#1

Over the past year i've had the same problem on a few of my lifts, they'll get really strong (one at a time), and then they'll just shit the bed and i cant figure out why.
e.g last summer my deadlift added a serious amount of weight in the span of three months. i went from 325x10 to 415x7. about a month later i was at 405x2. Same thing happened with my squat and military press this past month. I take a deload every 4rth week.

thanks in advance


#2

Recovery (sleep) ?
Diet ?
Some other stress in your life ?

I think those are the most important things, eating enough to sustain growth and recovery can never be underestimated.


#3

Do you deload every 4th week because you need it, or that it seems like the cool thing to do?


#4

Weight: Before/After
Sleep:
Outline your program.


#5

Been getting about 8, sometimes 7 hours of sleep a night, diet hasnt changed much is basically been more calories than i need in an attempt to gain weight.

I'm usually pretty fried after the 4th week. i have skipped and done it every 8 weeks but then i just feel like shit for the second cycle, i'm doing 5/3/1

weights been consistently going up, adding about 2 lbs a month.
Been doing 5/3/1, and cycling upwards with weight, Usually hitting a good number of reps on the max sets, 10/8/6 or whatever


#6

thats a hella stupid looking dog hahahahahahahaha lemme eat it???????????


#7