Losing strength

  1. New Member
    Beefeater71's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    81
    Rep Power
    80
    Level
    9
    Lv. Percent
    64.59%

    Losing strength


    I've gone from 210lb - 180 over 8 months. Is it normal to have lost a lot of strength on my bench & other big muscle group workouts? I eat as much, just not crap. My joints can't seem to handle the load.

  2. Diamond Member
    Sean1332's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  217 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    13,759
    Rep Power
    4627677
    Level
    97
    Lv. Percent
    93.3%
    Achievements Activity RoyaltyActivity ProActivity AuthorityActivity VeteranPosting Pro
    Awards Strongman - Award nomination from TheMovement accepted.

    Yup that's normal. Once you start eating enough again, it will begin to catch back up.
    Controlled Labs Board Rep
    sean@ControlledLabs.com
    CONTROLLED LABS products are produced in a GMP for Sport certified facility.
  3. Senior Member
    cumminslifter's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Age
    21
    Posts
    2,309
    Rep Power
    2304494
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    11.74%
    Achievements Activity AuthorityActivity ProPosting Pro

    you lost 30 pounds and expected to stay just as strong?
    1200 pound club
    •   
       

  4. Professional Member
    xR1pp3Rx's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  213 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    3,419
    Rep Power
    1899954
    Level
    63
    Lv. Percent
    29.96%
    Achievements Activity AuthorityActivity ProPosting Pro

    DO YOUR JOINTS HURT NOW? caps srry.
    do you use any supplements that might cause your joints to hurt?
    I was going to recommend some ArA and other stuff but maybe you could give us a little more info.
    whats your diet look like>?? and yes when u diet its very common to loose strength.
    FINAFLEX forum rep
    visit our website at finaflex.com
  5. AnabolicMinds Site Rep
    MidwestBeast's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  228 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Age
    29
    Posts
    10,255
    Rep Power
    3612041
    Level
    83
    Lv. Percent
    5.92%
    Achievements Posting ProPosting AuthorityActivity AuthorityActivity ProActivity Veteran

    Yep, pretty standard.

    I actually kept strength pretty well for a lot of my weight loss, but oddly enough during the last 10 pounds of it or so lost a TOOOOON of strength, but only on certain lifts. It was weird. My leg press went to garbage over the course of weeks.

    Point being, don't be thrown by this. It's normal. And just get to the bf% you want and then slowly build back up and the strength will come with it.
    Psalm 34:10 - "The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing."
    EvoMuse Rep | This is what we've been workin on... | Inspire to Evolve
  6. Advanced Member
    veaderko's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Age
    29
    Posts
    968
    Rep Power
    283120
    Level
    32
    Lv. Percent
    86.67%
    Achievements Activity Pro

    Yes that is expected to happen when cutting weight. If your joints hurt, up your healthy fats and if they are really bad invest in some Joint Help.
    iForce Nutrition Anabolics Minion Member
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate
    iForce Nutrition -www.iForceNutrition.com
  7. Senior Member
    PuZo's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  188 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,438
    Rep Power
    412211
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    46.86%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Try adding creatine if you haven't already.
    iForce Nutrition Representative
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate…iForce!
    www.iforcenutrition.com
  8. Advanced Member
    laneanders's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    889
    Rep Power
    198657
    Level
    31
    Lv. Percent
    60.48%
    Achievements Activity Pro

    Yeah generally large caloric deficits are coupled with moderate strength loss. As they've already said when you start eating more you will see increases in strength. As Puzo suggested adding Creatine could help deflect some of that strength loss. You are in all likelihood losing some amount of muscle in conjunction with your fat and water loss. I haven't really been involved in a lot of cuts in recent years, but something that helped me a lot was making sure I used a heavy stim pre-workout during my cuts. I would still probably do this if I were cutting. I'm not even sure what is out there in the pre-workout market right now that is heavy on stims (I usually just go with Hemavol) and I'm on a low stim period right now.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. I lose strength and fitness quickly
    By Sprinterguy4 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-03-2013, 01:29 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-01-2012, 03:19 PM
  3. Losing strength - Need advice
    By NYCDiesel in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-31-2009, 12:17 AM
  4. Losing deadlift strength
    By former_SlimJim in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 06-07-2007, 02:26 PM
Log in
Log in