This seems like it would be a common issue for many people who go the gym . First of all, I’m not really THAT strong, but my numbers in the gym show that I’m far from weak and have come a long way since the early days of my training. Just a run down, I can bench 240 pretty easily, I’ve deadlifted over 400 before, I’ve squatted up to 330, have done dips with over 100 lbs attached for a few reps, can handle 25 lbs attached when I do chin ups at over 215 lbs of bodyweight, I can squat 200+ nearly 20 times continuoously (no rest pausing), etc, etc
So yeah, just a run down of some stats, nothing too impressive but pretty decent I’d say.
THe problem is, while I may be strong in the gym, in real life none of that strength really seems functional. Yesterday I found it pretty hard to pick up and carry a big fat TV (not flat screen) even when I had someone carrying it with me. I also had to pick up a bicycle and lift it high to give it to someone in the attic. I have a pitbull who’s only 56 lbs but when I pick her up, she seems much heavier than that (she seemed heavier than a barbell with 95 lbs on it at the gym and those are very light). Carrying luggage and bags shouldn’t be that hard, but when I do that I feel like I’m the weak person I was 4 years ago. Also, do anything that requires a good grip is pretty difficult for me, then again I do well with the heavy grips I use and the random grip work I do in the gym.
The point is, while I’m pretty strong in the gym, none of that really carrys over to things outside the gym. I don’t think it’s conditioning issue, but I’m just wondering if there’s something wrong with my training or perhaps I’m missing something. I’ve been on westside and have made good gains with bodyweight and strength so who knows.
Does anyone know what I’m saying?