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    Losing all strength on chest randomly. Help!!!!

    So basically I train 6 days a week in the gym on a PPL split. On my chest day I do incline bench, regular bench, incline dumbbell press and flies. Usually everything is going ok with the first two exercises (some weeks I can lift heavier than others but that's normal I suppose). But when I get to the incline dumbbell press my strength has started to go. Now this isn't a case of just being tired. I'll know its going to go once I raise the dumbbells. I'll feel this tightness in my upper chest (usually right pec), and when I do the first or second rep, I can't lift it. It's not that its too heavy but as if the tightness in my chest just paralyses me from lifting it above a certain height. It used to happen only the odd time but it has been happening every time now the past few weeks. It has started to happen with my bench too which is odd.

    An example of this is the following:
    Set 1: 27.5kg dumbbells x5 reps
    Set 2: Feel this tightness in my chest as trying to lift the 27.5kg dumbbells in place and therefore cannot do one rep.
    Set 3: Drop weight but struggle to life 20kg dumbbells in place and therefore struggle to do 2 or 3 reps.

    I know it's not simply me being tired as I have went from being able to do 1 set of 27.5kg to not being able to lift a 20kg dumbbell right afterwards. Surely I could not get tired that quick? It's as if once I feel that tightness when raising the dumbbell, my whole workout is screwed and I cant lift anything with my chest.

    Anyone else ever have this or got any idea on what it might be and what I should do?
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    Originally Posted by Dream2BShredded View Post
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    how long have you been training for?

    If you get to a fatigue failure point, your body has usually produced enough lactic acid for that body part to be "lame", (hitting the wall often described by 400m runners as they exhaust their anaerobic potential and don't have enough oxygen available).

    If you fail on one set, the likelihood of you failing on the second (immediate) lighter set is also high (drop sets).
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    Have you tried doing the incline DB first? Does the same thing happen?
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