Cutting = getting weaker?

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  1. about:blank

    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    Last week I did 185x5 on bench and then squeezed out 195x2 on my 6th set. Today I barely did 185x4. The 4th one I REALLY had to work for. Felt like triceps giving out. I'm on the Bill Starr routine to the dot.

    My DL went up... mainly due to form though :hs:

    I'm down to 206-207lb though, dropped about 1 to 2 lb in the last week. :hsd:
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    caloric deficit will take away from your strength.. thats just kinda how it is.. (unless you use anabolics.)
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Sometimes. When I had my cut I didnt loose strenght, I gained it. Just make sure you consume enough protien.
     
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    My DL and Squat #'s continue to grow on the 5x5 i'm doing....and i've always had a problem with increasing my bench in a deficit (just how it is for me)
     
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    Some weeks you're fired up to lift and other weeks you aren't, it's probably 99% mental and 1% that you might have dropped a lb or two. If your lifts are consistently dropping across the board over a period of time then you'll know for sure
     
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    You could also be pushing yourself too hard in a deficit, your body doesn't recover as fast.
     
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    It's a fact that caloric deficit will most likely cause you to lose muscle. But, if you eat the right food at the right time in the day, you can minimize such effects on lifting. A lot of it is in your head too.

    I cut 20 pounds at one point and completely maintaned strength because I really fine tuned my diet and workout time.
     
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    Well if you use less reps , muscles will use phosphocreatine instead of glucose as its energy source. Cutting + 4-6 reps + creatine = win
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    under 6% ya, you will get weaker without help, above that...no its just an excuse fat fucking lazy pussies make on the internet so they dont have to diet
     
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    depends. i've been doing a slow cut for the past like month and a half. so far i've lost a little over 10 pounds and my bench has gone up from 225x6 to 225x8.

    it depends on a lot of things. PurEvl is right though, once you get to a really low bf level like 6% you're going to get weaker no matter what you do. and cutting will definately hinder your gains no way about it.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    word, if i come in not ready to lift i may as well just walk out the door.
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    Well then... I guess I'll just continue to work hard. It was probably a fluke :hs:
     
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    I bulked to 220 and then cut down to 195 and my DL max is the same, bench went down about 10- 15 lbs and squats are the same. While cutting sometimes you feel weak beucause you aren't eating as much but once I stopped I was about the same strength.
     
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