I go to a university gym and I guess they though having a super rubbery floor installed would be good considering all the guys who throw weights. The floor is so rubbery you can drop a 105 lb dumbbell from waist height and it barely makes a sound but it bounces all over the place.
I’ve been doing 5/3/1 for a few cycles and making good progress. However, up until this point I was deadlifting on a MUCH harder surface, essentially cement-like. Today was week 1 of deadlifts. I was repping out on my last set using 295 lbs when my actual max is 370.I only managed 3 reps and they felt impossible, i have done 315 for 7 so i know i should have gotten at least 9 reps.
I know everyone has bad days but I feel like the rubber floor had something to do with it. It felt almost like wearing a running shoe and I feel that it may have caused my power output to be dampened.
Has anyone else noticed a change in strength when deadlifting on a different suface? Im wondering if I should retest my max on this floor as it may be different