I did chest today and my strength was way down. i was putting up 115x8 for my incline db press 3 days ago and today i could only get 110x5. WHATS WRONG WITH ME???!!!!
Sleep problems are number 1 for me.
my sleep was good last night. maybe too good? i ALWAYS eat good and a lot. sometimes if i go tanning before i lift it sucks but today "should" have been good to go. could me deadlifting yesterday effected my chest today?
Yeah I deadlifted last Thursday and had a sh1t chest workout Friday.
Sex before going to the gym. Ugh!!
I've always had a problem "just saying no"
For me, it's usually low carb status.
For me it's stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep that affect me. The lack of sleep is the one that happens the most.
it sucks that the above reasons can take away so much from a workout.
Agreed on the stress and lack of sleep. Lack of focus is extremely detrimental to performance.
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
BPS - Where Body meets Performance
Flawless Skin Couture - We give you the tools to make you Flawless
I normally do deads on thursday then chest on sat mornings. Last week did deads on thursday and chest on friday night and had the best chest workout in a long time. I was aching a little in the lower back but didn't feel it effect my chest strength at all. So erm i got know idea
Sometimes I just have bad workout days and I don't dtress about it, but realize that somthing is not right, go home and start afresh the next day.
You can't expect perfect workouts all the time.
The most common reasons for me to have a bad workout are:
Hydration - I can get dehydrated without realizing it, I tend to workout for long periods at a time (3-4 hours) and its hard to replenish my fluid during that time.
Sleep - I may have been in my bed for 8 hours, but the quality of my sleep may have equalled only 4 hours worth. Perhaps I was too hot and was tossing a turning a lot, or getting up a lot to pee (that keeping hydrated thing has its downfalls). So, you may think you had a good nights sleep, but be unaware of a restless night.
Carbs - Not getting enough carbs can lead to terrible muscle fatigue for me. Glycogen is so important to keeping us going through workouts, and if I have not eaten properly at the right time before working out, I crash easily.
Rest - I am probably the worst person for overtraining. But there are times when I think I am recovered because my muscles are not sore anymore, but I can't lift as much. When I give it a couple more days after the soreness subsides, I have a much better workout.
Mood - I find that music can really change my mood. If I have a high intensity song on my ipod, I find it gives me a better workout. Lifting to a slow song makes me lift less and my workouts suck.
Hope that helps.
Poor nutrient timing..ie not timing pre WO meals and shakes right.