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    I feel like im gettting weaker with stronglifts 5x5

    I have reached a point where i cant lift more than my max now. I havent been able to progress in squats or bench for past month. For example, one day i can come in and lift 45x plates and next week i can barely lift 35lb without pushing myself. I been constantly having to deload 5-10lbs every other week because it seems im not as strong as i was a week ago.Along with muscle soreness and back pains, i am constantly skipping 1 session per week that i should have been making progress. Some days i can get up to the 4th rep while others i can barely get 3.I dont know what causing me to have these set backs. Been a frustrating month of little to know progress.

    These are my current stats.

    Weight : 155lb
    5ft 9
    Squat: 180lb
    Bench: 130lb
    Deadlift 240lb
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    Are you eating enough? I used to be quite religious with 5x5 but I stopped the deadlifts as my back was too fried for squats, once I stopped deadlifts everything went up I seemed to plateau when I wasn’t eating enough to grow
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    Normally when i lift near my max, things like sleep, what i eat, my warmup, etc, start playing a bigger factor. If any of those things are off even by a little bit it can skew your numbers. it could be something as simple as you didn't get enough rest that night or didn't eat enough that day.
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