Seperate, but related...
How many of you guys in your 30's notice that you're now nowhere near as strong as you used to be in your 20's?
I haven't lost any muscle size. Maybe even gained a 1lb or 2.
But why can't I do rack deads with six plates anymore? I can get 5 and that's pushing it. Why am I benching 40lbs less than when I was young? Used to shoulder press 275 without issue. Now I can't get 225.
I still think I train pretty hard...maybe not? Or is strength a young man's game? Or am I just getting old and weak and hurt? Did my form just suck when I was a kid, and now my form is better, so my poundages are wearker? Or maybe I don't have the eye of the tiger anymore?
All my PR's were done in my mid-late 30's. Mid 40's now and still lift pretty heavy, relatively speaking of course. I haven't really noticed any loss of strength, muscle or endurance.