Today's workout was SO bad, I almost want to pretend it never even happened. Although - when I compare it to my last bench day - it wasn't a total write off. I still managed to increase my reps for dips - and I hit a pretty strong shoulder press too.
However; when you have to drop your bench weight from 5 x 130lbs down to 5 x 115lbs and you're struggling to even hit that, you'd be mad too.
I can't even pin point what went wrong today. I'm not super hungry - my sleep has been good - I'm feeling fine, I just have ZERO strength.
It literally took everything inside of me to get my 200 cals on the stairs after my sesh. Not gonna lie, I almost shed a tear.
I came home, had my lunch - took my dog for a walk and got some fresh air. That definitely helped.
I wonder if the sleep medication I've been taking every night for the last 9 nights has something to do with it? I'm going to try to sleep without it tonight and see if that makes a difference.
Tomorrow is cardio only and then I have a pull session on Thursday - so I should have a better idea of what's going on then.
Hormones? I don't even know. I haven't had to scale down a workout this much since I started prep - I just hope it's not a sign of what's to come.
Time will tell.