I’m after some help on why I keep on missing reps on squats even after a deload and at a lighter weight than before said deload.
I’m following stronglifts and at week 13 right now, I had never ran a program before and ended up coming across stronglifts one day and just decided to use it as it’s mainly the compound lifts as I train from home and can’t to many dips, pull-ups farmer walks etc.
Before deload I worked up to 107kg and missed it three times and then deloaded 10%, I missed them at 5/5/5/2/0, 5/5/3/0/0, 4/0/0/0/0.
Deloaded back to 97kg and now at 105kg and only managed one incredibly hard set followed by only two reps on the second set.
Day before was 103kg, even though it was hard I could of added another rep to each set no bother but as soon as I hit 105kg today every rep felt extremely heavy, I wouldn’t be bothered if I had failed at a heavier weight before the deload but It’s not.
Missed bench once, overhead press three times plus the deaload and deadlift still going along with rows.
Current lifts are squat 105kg, deadlift 122.5kg, bench 74kg, press 47.5kg and row 72kg.
Food is fine, 6" at 80kg and gaining weight about .5kg week max, I’ve recently upped my calories after 1st deload in case that was the issue as I wasn’t gaining much weight every week then, sleep is ok… 8-9hrs a night but I tend to get woken up a decent amount through the night, either for needed a piss several times or bad rls that lasts for hours.
I have noticed that during my squat warmup sets and so on I’m really tired/slow. It’s not like that during the day before as I’m fine and I’m not purposely acting lazy during them or what not.
Should I take some time off from it all together ? I wouldn’t think that I would need a complete break as I’m still at very light weights but I don’t know.