ive noticed my bench press has dramatically decreased in the last couple of weeks, and i really haven't a clue why. there are a few things i can attribute it to, but i think this decrease is a bit steep for this. i was hitting 295lbs for my max, but recently i have been struggling with weights like 275 and even 250. these are the things i may attribute it to:
1) due to my hamstring strain, i have been unable to squat or deadlift for the past 6 weeks, though i still trained chest and my uninjured leg.
2) i recently started a cut, and am down 10 lbs now, but my diet is spot on, (my diet is in a 55/40/5 protein/fat/carb ratio, which i have found i respond best to) and i am taking drive, rpm and dcp in addition to this. it may be due to the carb depletion, but in the first 2 weeks of the cut i had no problems, this drop came in the last 2
3)it may have been a bit more dramatic today due to wearing a different shirt. i noticed whenever i unracked the bar i would slip and lose stability, which may be the reason. my dumbell incline is virtually the same, since i normally use 90-100lb dumbells for that depending on where it is placed in my workout, and i used 90s today.
any insight as to what might be causing that, and what i could change to fix this would be greatly appreciated.