I know that when you start cutting, you will lose some strength, but how much is average? I used to be able to benchpress 225 x 10 with ease, now I struggle to do 205 x 8. However, my strength in other areas have gone up, significantly though(ie deadlift went from 315x6 to 405x6). I've tried to do the low reps, high weight routine and that worked for a bit, but as my bf% went down, so did my benchpress. Is there any different routines I can do to mix it up and possibly boost up my chest strength a bit? It's just demoralizing to work that hard to increase my strength and just lose it like that. Ok, enough ranting. On a positive note, my bf% has dropped from 15% to 11% while maintaining a weight of around 177lbs. (This is based off my Accu-measure caliper) My chest routine is as follows if it helps you figure out my trouble areas: Flat Bench 8 x 205 6 x 225 4 x 235 Incline 8 x 185 6 x 205 4 x 225 Decline 8 x 185 6 x 205 4 x 215 DB Flys 10 x 35 10 x 40 8 x 40 Lower Cable Flys 10 x 30 10 x 35 8 x 40 DB Pullovers 10 x 50 8 x 55 6 x 60 Any comments/suggestions?