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    Default maintaining strength while losing weight

    so long story short i have trouble staying consistent working out i do 3 month then get lazy for 3 months but i recently got back into it after 5 months and was shocked to see i broke all my pr goals for December bench 200 i did 210 press 135 i pressed 145 and so forth so i weighed myself seeing if i gained a massive amount of weight but just 10 pounds now im worried when i go on my cut i will lose alot of my strength seeing as how it came from gaining weight is it logical to assume that when i lose the 25-30 pounds all my maxes will drop significantly ? thanks in advance
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    Yes, you will get weaker if you lose weight. What's more important to you, being the strongest you can physically be or being lean?

    There's a reason strongmen and powerlifters rarely look like bodybuilders.
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    Squat = 140kg ...... Deadlift = 180kg ...... Bench = 95kg
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    Squat = 162.5kg ...... Deadlift = 192.5kg ...... Bench = 105kg
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    Squat = 170kg ... Deadlift = No improvement ... Bench = No Improvement

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    For a normal people who lift weights just for health and/other similar goals dropping weight in terms of mostly body fat will not affect in a such big way his strength.

    Increasing strength is a neural adaptation process and is not similar with hypertrophy.

    So, don't worry about you maxes if you will lose pounds. With an inteligent training and nutrition programs the differences in strength will not be significant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD337 View Post
    so long story short i have trouble staying consistent working out i do 3 month then get lazy for 3 months but i recently got back into it after 5 months and was shocked to see i broke all my pr goals for December bench 200 i did 210 press 135 i pressed 145 and so forth so i weighed myself seeing if i gained a massive amount of weight but just 10 pounds now im worried when i go on my cut i will lose alot of my strength seeing as how it came from gaining weight is it logical to assume that when i lose the 25-30 pounds all my maxes will drop significantly ? thanks in advance
    Will you lifts drop a ton if you lose that much weight? Maybe, this is personal depending on how fast you diet, how fast you want to lose weight and how you structure your programming.

    take things SLOW & Train heavy this will help preserve muscle mass when dieting.


    If Cutting Read the following:

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...ss-part-1.html
    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...ss-part-2.html

    I highly suggest you read here regarding your diet:

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...s-part-1.html/
    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...ts-part-2.html

    And also my article regarding fatloss on the site:

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/for...Look-Your-Best
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