Hey all, I was wondering if any of you have experienced this sort of thing before. My strength in the gym was gradually decreasing over a period of about a month. I discovered I had an ear infection and took a 10 day course of antibiotics. I also gave my body a break from lifting during that time.
Upon returning to the gym I experienced a significant decrease in strength. I’m talking over an 80% decrease on pushing exercises. I chalked this up to being away from lifting, the infection and the antibiotics. Flash forward to today (3 days after first gym attempt), I tried to lift again. 50lb dumbbells felt very unsteady, I couldn’t believe it. I tried push-ups but failed on those too. No other exercises seem affected besides ones that involve pushing. My legs are strong, my back is strong.
The only way I can describe what I’m experiencing is that there’s a disconnect between what I’m asking the muscle to do and how it follows through. I noticed my left side is considerably weaker than my right. I’m wondering if there’s something going in my shoulder or left pectoral muscle. I’m 33 y/o, 6’1” 190lbs and have no history of other significant medical conditions other than low-testosterone (on TRT) and sleep-apnea.
I will of course seek help from my doctor, but their office is closed for the weekend. Any ideas in the meantime?