I’m 6’8” and 273 lbs. Was as high as 310 lbs 4 months ago. Trying to lose another 30 lbs to get to 240. Trying to get lighter again to enjoy things like skiing/biking/etc.
I’ve only ever eaten at maintenance or a surplus my whole lifting career. I’m eating currently at a pretty severe deficit right now of no more than 1800 calories while I think my TDEE is around 3k.
Now here is my problem/question. This week was the first time ever that my training max has gone down week over week. I used the same weight as the week before and failed on the final set of 5+. Only got 3 reps. So I’m losing strength, and I anticipate that continuing until I hit 240 and stabilize again. How would you go about programming 531 with strength decreasing each week or cycle. Or do I just need to switch to a different program entirely until I hit 240?
Any help is much appreciated