I’m new to lifting and have done a loose version of Starting Strength for the last 8 months. After hitting my initial strength goals, I decided it’s time to lose a lot of fat (not the result of starting strength, just the result of being generally unhealthy for a long long time). I started eating at a caloric deficit two weeks ago, and I’m finding that instead of being able to do 3x5’s on my lifts, I can only get two or three reps per set at the same weight.
To maintain strength as much as possible, should I keep the weight the same and just get the reps I can, or should I lower the weight until I can get all 5 reps? Or do I add sets until I get all 15 reps?
Any advice is appreciated.