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Davy
08-07-2002, 10:55 AM
Since a few weekes , my strenght is dropping , seems week by week a little more.

Does this mean that i need more cals to fitt the bill or not ?

Doing 2000cals for the moment , asked one guy at the gym (big dude , working out for 3 years now ) also , he told me this happened to him also some months ago , and he took more cals , carbs and everything was back to normal and strenght increasing again.

Still i want some advice from you guys too , since there are some pro's around.

Thanks for the help.

LAM
08-07-2002, 11:04 AM
losing strength is one of many signs of overtraining...

but then again 2k cals is not that much. are you on a cut ?

Davy
08-07-2002, 11:33 AM
Overtraining seems not to be it i think , just hitting the gym 3 times a week.

Im cutting yes , but think i will leave it for a while.

Should i up the cals by 400 or something ?

MRJ
08-07-2002, 12:22 PM
You might try leaving the cals. the same, but upping carbs. or, yes, upping total calories, depends upon your weight, etc.

LAM
08-07-2002, 12:25 PM
if you are losing strength and not weight start at 250 first and see what happens. if there is no change then go to 400-500 the second week...

LAM
08-07-2002, 12:26 PM
true..good call about uping the carbs MRJ

MRJ
08-07-2002, 12:33 PM
Yea, modest changes provide quite amazing results some of the time, uh ?

MarshallPenn
08-07-2002, 12:42 PM
Are you doing carb-ups from time to time? That might solve the problem. Try one day a week w/ 4000-5000 cals high carb.