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  • #16
    You went from lifting weights 4 times a week to 3 times a week and lost strength? Something about this story doesn't add up. At the very least it suggests you aren't eating nearly enough. How old are you?

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    • #17
      Yep. Was doing chest, legs, back 2 days per week, arms shoulders 1 day. Went to a 5x5 program doing full body MWF and lost strength. I'm 35.

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      • #18
        Declines in strength are a hallmark of insufficient calories and/or protein and overtraining. Cut out the running completely save for sprints 1x/week. Its not doing anything for you besides burning up needed calories. Lift less often, don't rely on soreness as a gauge of overtraining, it's unreliable. Last thought, stress is a muscle/strength killer. Do what you can about that and get lots of sleep, especially before midnight.
        Last edited by GKL; 03-13-2013, 11:00 AM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Emmet Fitz-Hume View Post
          Yep. Was doing chest, legs, back 2 days per week, arms shoulders 1 day. Went to a 5x5 program doing full body MWF and lost strength. I'm 35.
          That actually surprises me. I feel my muscles are more fatigued when I have more volume and feel stronger when I do 3 workouts a week. I'd definitely cut out the excess cardio and stick to 1 sprint session a week. This will inhibit HGH so be careful of what you eat afterwards.

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