I just came off of the Velocity Diet on April 8th and have incorporated more solid foods into my diet this week. Many people says not to expect any new PRs while being on the Velocity Diet, but I was setting new PRs every week while being on the diet…
Now that I’m off the diet and eating more carbs, I would assume it would aid in recovery and also add to my strength in the workouts. On the contrary, I’ve been missing all my lifts when I get anywhere near 90% of the max I’ve established the previous week. Why is this?
Before going on the Velocity Diet, I mainly stayed in the 5-6 rep range (mostly doing 5x5’s) for my lifts. While being on the Velocity Diet, I moved my workout scheme to 10x3’s to minimize glycogen expenditure and maximize weight. Would this have affected my gain in strength, and subsequent loss? I’m still doing 10x3’s currently as I’m continuing to cut. albeit at a slower planned pace.
Is it possible that I’m over-training? I don’t ever recall over-training so I don’t know exactly what that feels like. But, I don’t want to wimp out and just blame it on over-training. I was doing a lot of near-maximal work, but still, it was only for 4 weeks. How much can a body take?