Five-Minute Friday - Strength & Power Loss In The Gym

I have been receiving a lot of questions regarding strength and power loss in the gym. These questions usually come from a place of concern and people think that the answer is something that is serious and that something is wrong with them. This is usually not the case - the answer is usually quite simple and can be discovered by asking a few simple questions.

Usually, the reason is because there is a difference in what is happening now vs. what was happening before

  • Current goals vs. previous goals

  • Current training vs. previous training

  • Current nutrition vs. previous nutrition

  • Current sleep and recovery vs. previous sleep and recovery

By investigating these four principles as well as what the consistency of training has been will lead to an answer. If someone is strength training and doing a 3 x 5 workout and eating 5,000 calories a day, then goes to trying to drop body fat, doing a hypertrophy routine (4 x 8) and eating only 2,800 calories a day - you can’t expect to have the same strength and performance in the gym.

Sometimes, the answer is discovered after I ask the first question. Don’t be so quick to jump the gun and assume it’s something that it isn’t.