Something very weird is going on with my deadlifts…
I have been using 531 for the last 18 months with great gains…I’ve continually hit PRs of some sort every week.
I use a 4 day training program with a 4th week deload
Mon - Deadlift
Wed - Bench
Fri - Squat
Sun - Overhead press
Rarely would any of my lifts regress at all. Yes I have off days but usually these are only a rep or so off my previous best…so it’s nearly continually improvement right across the board.
Except for my deadlifts.
For example yesterday was deadlift day and in my last set I was only able to manage 1 rep in my last set @ 165kg, (should have been 3 or more reps) despite my actual max being 205kg.
This has happened me 3 times this year where my deadlift day has resulted in a dramatic loss of strength (not able to lift around 80% of my actual max)…yet all my other lifts are fine. I have never failed to hit required reps in squat, bench or overhead pressd
How is this possible?
I had thought it might be CNS based but this surely can’t be it as my other lifts are fine and my most recent deload was just 2 weeks ago!
It also can be lack of deadlifting as I haven’t missed a deadlift day in over a year.