I've been dieting for about a month now. My strength has maintained, more or less with all my muscle groups except shoulders. Bench is down 1 rep, Squats are the same, Chins and Rows are the same, but anything involving my shoulders heavily has decreased SIGNIFICANTLY.
This is really starting to bother me. 2 weeks in a row now, I've gone to work shoulders, and attempted to start my workout.
Normally, I can lift the 90-lb DB's x 6 without much of a problem. A week ago, I couldn't even hoist them up for 1 rep, so I tried the 85's, and couldn't even get those up either. Today I decided to skip the DB Press, and try BNP's.
Normally, I do 205 x 5 or so. Today, I couldn't even get 185 once (and this doesn't even involve "hoisting" the weight first, like DB's do). I've noticed the same with Incline DB BP (prob cause it uses a lot of shoulder), where I normally do 115 x 7, I couldn't even get the 110's up off my chest.
What the hell is going on? Calories are only down about 500 below maintenance, and I've been eating about 500 above maintenance on weekend days to "reload." I'm so frustrated with this.
Thanks for any feedback.
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