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    Took 3 weeks off..did chest today

    I did 245 6 times..then I dropped it on my chest My muscular endurance is horrible..I couldnt incline dumbell 70s haha. However..I didn't feel a thing in my chest (knock on wood Ive said that before..) Will my strength come back up to where it was, even though Im cutting and am in a caloric deficit?

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    sure it will!!! give it time work your way back up slow, i had a horible shoulder injury a few years back and i had to start back up just using a 135 for multiple sets instead of woking sets with 365, its a blow to your ego, but you will be back in about 2 months, just don't push it, try a little more every wk, stay away from heavy triples and singles. i know you like westside, this is the time to not do westside or at least your chesr. try some old fashioned percentages and periodization

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    Yea..I just did some bodybuilding stuff. I did all sets at 8 reps..until my crappy endurance from being off so long kicked in and I could barely get 225 twice..this was after the 245 6 times, I thought I could get it 8 or so like I did the first set, but nope only 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    I did 245 6 times..then I dropped it on my chest My muscular endurance is horrible..I couldnt incline dumbell 70s haha. However..I didn't feel a thing in my chest (knock on wood Ive said that before..) Will my strength come back up to where it was, even though Im cutting and am in a caloric deficit?
    you might be a bit weaker due to cutting though! Depending on carb deficit etc.. If you find the fine line of balance you won't lose too much strength!

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    Im about to tweak my diet up again and up the carbs and down the fats..I only have 50g carbs on nonworkout days..and 100g fat..I think im gonna flip-flop them

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    hey i powerlift year around taking in only about 50g of carbs a day and i am fine. still make gains

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    I must be doing something wrong..

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    no your just getting back into it, it takes time, be patient. i have squated 540 raw in a contest at 181 drug free, i took a few wks off do to personal problems, and when i got back to the gym 275 for 5's was rough! it took me time but i worked my way back up. "slow and steady wins the race" said the tortise to the hare.

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    Haha yup. Yesterday my second session back I got 295 3. It came back pretty quickly..hopefully I'll get a lil more back and get my 315 for reps back. I would be impressed since Ive dropped 33lbs

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    Sounds like you are back on the road to pushing the weights again..


    I have the same problem even taking a week or two off squats itis like I am starting over.



    Good job dude!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.Sust
    hey i powerlift year around taking in only about 50g of carbs a day and i am fine. still make gains
    WHAT? are u serious? hows your brain feel? Why so little bro?.. Try upping it and tell me if u feel different

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorestrength
    WHAT? are u serious? hows your brain feel? Why so little bro?.. Try upping it and tell me if u feel different
    yup...when Im running on 45g and less it seems I get bad headaches and I just feel crappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorestrength
    WHAT? are u serious? hows your brain feel? Why so little bro?.. Try upping it and tell me if u feel different
    trying to maintain a low wieight class, i do better with carbs but i can function on low amounts when needed to. trust me i don't enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    yup...when Im running on 45g and less it seems I get bad headaches and I just feel crappy.
    after your body gets used to it , no more headaches

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