I recently started training somewhat of a westside style., i do a squat or deadlift max effort lift, each week and a bench press max effort. i tried a deadlift with my regular sumo stance at 70% of my old 1rm to keep my body in sync w/ the form, then did my ME stuff, which consisted of conventional deadlifts off of a platform using chains.
I was able to beat my old ME record on this lift from a couple of weeks ago, but what got me worried is that my sumo stance deadlift felt very difficult. It was very slow and felt heavy particularly starting it in motion. this weight used to feel moderately light. I feel like i may be losing strength. Any thoughts?
Also, I do not do lower body dynamic work, instead I do olympic squats and romanian deadlifts for sets of 4 reps varying up the volume weekly. Also, my other ME lower body lift on the other week has been concentric squats(anderson squats?) from below parallel. I wonder if the ME work I’m doing is too light, like the deadlifts off blocks add up to 385, keep in mind the sumo dls I did I used 405. Also, on rdls I’m working w/ like 275, 285. oly squats using 275.