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WTF All Lifts Dropped?

WTF?
Things had been going very good lately
lifts were consistent even climbing.But the last two workouts my squats and my bench dropped considerable. like 30 lbs. any idears? Changed very little lately, started bulking added more carbs, body weight is holding steady.

any ideas?

Overtraining, mild flu or some other infection, wintertime blues, that time of the month (yeah, we all have cycles of more productive and less productive times), old age, end of newby gains…

How old are you? How long have you been training? How long since your last break? How much do you sleep? How much water do you drink a day? How much protien do you eat? How many total calories? How much do you weigh? What is you body fat level?

[quote]dswithers wrote:
Overtraining, mild flu or some other infection, wintertime blues, that time of the month (yeah, we all have cycles of more productive and less productive times), old age, end of newby gains…

How old are you? How long have you been training? How long since your last break? How much do you sleep? How much water do you drink a day? How much protien do you eat? How many total calories? How much do you weigh? What is you body fat level?[/quote]

40 years old been training about 3 years, havnt had a break in a year or so sleep about 8 hours a night last week a little less probably 6-7 been pretty grouchy to, about 100- 180 grams protien, not to much water, about 3500=4000 calories body fat 12-13 % just broke thu a personal best about 2 weeks ago . train 4 days a week 2 days chest arms 2 days legs back

HW

Lifting non-stop for a year and working muscle groups twice a week is definitely overtraining. You deserve a week off my friend!