Loss in strength..?

  1. Loss in strength..?


    So obviously a lot of controversy about science that you as a person lose strength when cutting and that this is due to the caloric deficit and the cut in calories. I understand the majority of this in a sense but at the same time my situation seems dramatic and mentally draining. On my quest of losing weight I lost over 90-95 ish lbs in the last 3 Years. However, my strength from some lifts has dramatically decreases as an example is:
    High school (295-300 lbs)
    Benched: 335
    Squat: 455
    Deadlift: roughly 405?

    Then when football ended and I graduated I decided to lose the extra weight I donít need.
    After 2 years of college (still daily lifting with different programs and progressive overload etc)
    Bench: struggling 225 for 6 (I use to warm up with 225 for 10 easily..)
    Squat: 315 for 8 seemed like a struggle ( also warmed up 315 in high school..)
    Deadlift 475 (for some reason this crap went up LOL)
    And Iíve been ďcuttingĒ or linear dieting for 3 years trying to maintain my weight and strength and muscle yet Iíve lost so much strength Is this normal can I have some background info which this happens?


  2. I'm 19 and last October after highschool football was over and I decided I didn't want to go play for Montana I started cutting from 325 lbs. I did carb backloading.

    My old lifts
    Squat: 600
    Bench: 345
    Deadlift: 505
    Power clean: 325

    My diet:
    Protein: 225-285 (it changed as I lost weight)
    Carbs: under 100 (sugar under 40)
    Fat: I just focused on eating lots of chicken.
    I didn't eat my first meal until 12-2, and it was just chicken. Then I'd mix in carbs through out the day.

    Now after carb backloading since November I weigh 225, and I'm still cutting.

    My current lifts
    Squat: 515
    Bench: 315
    Deadlift: 455
    (I don't clean anymore lol)

    Losing strength is very common while losing weight! I believe that carb backloading was the best diet for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone! What exactly is your diet? Have you had any labs done? Have you tried any anabolics (sarms PH Steroids)?
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  3. How tall are you?
    How much do you weigh?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by hambone2493 View Post
    I'm 19 and last October after highschool football was over and I decided I didn't want to go play for Montana I started cutting from 325 lbs. I did carb backloading.

    My old lifts
    Squat: 600
    Bench: 345
    Deadlift: 505
    Power clean: 325

    My diet:
    Protein: 225-285 (it changed as I lost weight)
    Carbs: under 100 (sugar under 40)
    Fat: I just focused on eating lots of chicken.
    I didn't eat my first meal until 12-2, and it was just chicken. Then I'd mix in carbs through out the day.

    Now after carb backloading since November I weigh 225, and I'm still cutting.

    My current lifts
    Squat: 515
    Bench: 315
    Deadlift: 455
    (I don't clean anymore lol)

    Losing strength is very common while losing weight! I believe that carb backloading was the best diet for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone! What exactly is your diet? Have you had any labs done? Have you tried any anabolics (sarms PH Steroids)?
    My diet has changed as I continued to lose weight I would revamp it every 3-4 weeks. Right now Iím eating about
    1.15 g of protein per body weight
    .25g fat / lb rounding upward
    1g of carb/lb

    Roughly putting me around

    217 carb
    65 fat
    250 protein
    And that about 2 weeks ago when I weighted 217 and now I weigh 213.4 this morning which is obviously good but my strength just gone down the drain everything is so heavy

  5. Quote Originally Posted by TheHoBoi View Post
    My diet has changed as I continued to lose weight I would revamp it every 3-4 weeks. Right now Iím eating about
    1.15 g of protein per body weight
    .25g fat / lb rounding upward
    1g of carb/lb

    Roughly putting me around

    217 carb
    65 fat
    250 protein
    And that about 2 weeks ago when I weighted 217 and now I weigh 213.4 this morning which is obviously good but my strength just gone down the drain everything is so heavy
    Oh and my maintenance use to be 3300 and now Iím cutting at a 2300 cal. Yes before you yell at me why so aggressive lol I did a 500 calorie deficit for 1 month and literally nothing happen as I still maintained my weight strangely..
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by TheHoBoi View Post
    Oh and my maintenance use to be 3300 and now Iím cutting at a 2300 cal. Yes before you yell at me why so aggressive lol I did a 500 calorie deficit for 1 month and literally nothing happen as I still maintained my weight strangely..
    It makes sense! I think your diet looks good. Are you training for strength or hypertrophy? .

  7. I try to mix it up because I would like to maintain my strength (or whatís left of it lol) but I do a good amount of hypertrophy and cardio also which helps. Like I see progress in my weight loss which is great ( I plateaued for a bit) but itís such a mind **** losing strength and I was wondering if me losing this much strength is normal because it seems so obscure..

  8. Quote Originally Posted by hambone2493 View Post
    How tall are you?
    How much do you weigh?
    I weigh now at 213.6 running a 5í11-6 and at the same time Iím super interested into getting involve with going on stage some day soon

  9. Quote Originally Posted by hambone2493 View Post
    Age???
    My bad 19

  10. Your diet looks really good dude, but genetics do play a huge role in this game. I'd try mixing up meal timing, because when insulin is present in the blood far cannot be metabolized. On top of that if you train later on in the day you can increase muscular insulin sensitivity which means less of your carbs will go to fat.

  11. What's your supplement regiment looking like?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by hambone2493 View Post
    What's your supplement regiment looking like?
    Currently (college student broke af)
    I work at a gym sooo ďstealing proteinĒ is easy as hell sooo I use that to my advantage

    A simple GrassFed Whey Protein
    I mix my preworkout up but: Olympus Lab Conquer, PreJym
    Evo Fish Oil
    MTS Greens
    And thatís it

  13. I think your doing everything right dude but sometimes genetics can screw you over.

  14. Yeah... the thing is Iím Vietnamese we donít have the fat genetics lol which makes even less sense as how I use to weigh that much haha

  15. If you are in a caloric deficit dont expect to mantain or gain strength thats is obvious. If you are worried about your loss of strength reset your diet stop cutting. Try 2 or 3 months of a light clean bulk you will add some strength and bit of muscle. Then when you are ok with your new strength and weight, cut again but with a moderate deficit and not go so long on your cut. I think this is your problem so much time cutting.
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