Are these "real" gains or is a lot of this muscle memory?

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  1. TQ

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    I didn't lift for probably 8-9monthes because of a heirneated disc. Before that I remember repping 75lbs on DBs on flatbench but don't remember what else I was lifting.

    I ate like shit and got up to almost 280lbs while I was injured.

    At the beginning of the summer I decided to eat healthy and start working out again.

    I've since dropped 25-30lbs, and my 3rm for flat bench is 245lbs. At the beginning of the summer I tried flat bench and could only do 135 like 6-8 times :hsd:

    My squat and dead are still weak but mainly because I haven't been pushing them too hard to be careful on my back.

    I guess my question is, did I really gain that much strength from eating/lifting in 3 monthes? Or is it a lot of muscle memory from lifting a long time ago? :dunno:


    edit: I'd like to add that I feel like I'm stronger now than I ever have been.
     
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    It cracks me up because i have this buddy whos been lifting since high school but never eats right (stupid vegetarian) and only lifted chest/arms for 90% of the time hes been working out and he came over a few weeks ago bragging about putting up 235lb once on flat bench :)ugh: thats it after lifting for 3-4yrs!? )

    Anyways we decided to see what my 3rm was after only 3monthes of lifting/dieting and I'm already stronger than him :rofl:
     
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    wheres the broly love :wtc:
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    maybe do some research about muscle memory?
     
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    Why would I do that when I can make a thread and wait for people to make front of me? :o
     
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    well... what was your 3RM on BB before you got hurt?

    and this is probably going to fall in the hard work leads to gains category. Muscle memory only helps so much
     
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    I don't know but I could only do 135 6-7 times.

    Now I do 135 15-20 times just to warm up :hsd:

    I guess I just didn't think I could get that much stronger in such a short amount of time :coold:
     
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    MONTHS

    NOT "MONTHES"
     
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    :rofl:

    :fawk:
     
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    Beat me to it :rofl:

    And yes, it's probably muscle memory.
     
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    even though I'm significantly lifting more than I ever did over a year ago?
     
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