Do you find that when you follow a fat loss cutting diet that your strength levels also drop?
quite common for guys to lose strength when they cut calories and lose
weight. Especially with the big compound power moves like the squat,
bench, and deadlift. These moves are closely related to your bodyweight.
For the most part when you gain bodyweight these lifts will increase
and when you lose bodyweight they will decrease.
This is common
among powerlifters. When they move up to a heavier weight class they
will typically be stronger. And when they cut down to a lower weight
class they'll generally lose some strength.
However, when it
comes to bodyweight exercises such as push ups, pull ups, dips, etc. you
will actually gain strength in those moves when you lose bodyweight
because there is less weight for you to lift. If you lose 20 pounds of
bodyweight then that's 20 pounds less that you have to lift.
that are geared towards muscular endurance will generally improve as
you lose weight. Very often smaller exercises such as arms, shoulders,
abs, calves, etc. will improve as you trim down and get in better