Hey guys, I'm about a week into my first cut, and I'm wondering how much strength I can expect to lose. I'm looking to go from weighing 180 lbs to 170 lbs in 10 weeks. My workout schedule will stay basically the same with the addition of two cardio/HIIT workouts, but I've reduced my caloric intake.
If I get too weak, I'm going to abort the cut. I started benching 180 X 10 and squatting 200 X 8. How much less than that is acceptable loss for a ten week cut?
Also, how long does it typically take to gain back the lost strength when one goes back to bulking after a cut?