(I decided to create a separate thread on this, so as not to detract from MM’s thread)
When you cut, do you find that certain lifts suffer more than others? MM got me thinking, since he mentioned that chest is the biggest challenge to keep up during a cut. I wonder if this might be why I have less strength on my chest presses during the summer months, relative to my other lifts.
[quote]I’m not meat, but I have noticed the same thing as he (squats/deads don’t suffer too much in a cut, but bench does). RE: squatting - if you drop 10 lbs, that’s 10 lbs less you have to squat back up (or close to it). I also hypothesize that dropping fat (of which a good portion will come from abs in men) takes some strain off your core, thereby allowing it to handle more weight. Just a theory, though.
The same 2 apply to deads, although I think to a much lesser degree.[/quote]
What does everyone think?