Hey guys. I have had an issue the past two weeks when doing ME lower body. When only at around 50% of my max, both quads cramp. This has severely limited my strength and nothing has changed at all! I get super hydrated prior to lifting, drinking a masdive Gatorade zero. All my assistance lifts after, including quads, my strength keeps increasing.
Edit: to clarify the loss in strength, 50% is when I notice “this shouldn’t feel like this”. To put it in context, I rotate between 4 ME movements and last month I did a challenging but solid double on comp squat. Now a month later, i add 5 lbs to this quads cramped, I was pinned at the bottom dropped onto safety straps. Saturday I retry, same lift, i got one rep that was totally balls to the wall it felt like a 3rd attempt at a competition after nailing my first two.
Anyone else experience this? Advice? Could my knee sleeves be cutting off circulation? Much appreciated!