I didn’t put this into the ‘Home Workout Without Equipment?’ thread, as I figured it’s a viable question on its own. Can obviously be moved though if necessary, no worries.
Anyway, as most of us are going to be without a proper gym for perhaps even 12 months at the worst case, how much strength should we expect to lose (if any)? I’ll be working out at home with a pair of adjustable dumbbells and a bench, but I worry about losing strength on the big lifts such as squats, deadlifts, etc. Due to the low weight I have available at home, I’ll have to work predominantly with higher reps, and have absolutely no room or enough weight to deadlift.
If we’re off for a year, focusing on higher reps and not being able to deadlift, how much strength should I expect to lose, and will it be able to come back quickly enough once I start going to a proper gym again, and getting back into my usual routine? Is there anything I can do to try and maintain at least most of my deadlift strength, even with limited weight & higher reps?