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Reasonable Strength Loss/Pre-comp


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I'm about 8 weeks out from my comp and I'm concerned I may be losing to much strength during the cutting cycle.

What is a reasonable amount of strength to lose?

For instance my leg strength seems to be effected the most.

Before
Squat
315 for 5 reps

Now
275 for 5 reps

I think it may be the added treadmill work that is doing this but I can't excatly be sure.

Thanks in advance for any help.