Ok so I'm just double checking here. Right now my lacrosse team and I are conditioning for the up-and-coming season, which means about 45 minutes of bleachers/sprints/indian runs/hills in 30 degree weather. I've been noticing that every time I try to do some 10x3 benching after this running, it is far more difficult than if I hadn't run at all.
Now what I want to know is, is this because my muscles are cold from the chilly weather, the running depleted my energy, or both? I guess I'm asking is it normal for a strength decrease after serious cardio in the cold?