I've read other posts about this topics but they don't seem to answer my question which is, is it common for people to feel a drastic difference in training capacity/strength after taking a full week off. I took a full week off and now that I'm back on my program (5/3/1), I failed every single workout on the 5s week. Missing each weight by 1-2 reps.
Do I just have to take some time to get the groove back or is it something that I've done? During the week off, I ate at a caloric maintenance and I made it a priority to not enter the gym, thinking that this "full deload week" would help but so far it has proven to be counter productive.