>lifts get stronger. >muscles dont get bigger

>lifts get stronger
>muscles dont get bigger
what the fuck is this? im new to lifting but this shit makes no sense

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    lifting is more than muscles, your body gets used to the patterns and becomes more efficient at doing them

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes this is called mind-muscle connection and people with bigger brains can recruit more muscle fibers at once.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was wondering the same thing
    I assumed they got denser, not necessarily bigger (less wasted space between muscle cells/ fibers/ whatever lmao)

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Muscles are dense. They are getting bigger, just not visibly bigger. One day you'll be feeling your body and notice how hard a certain part of your body is and it's never been that hard before.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >One day you'll be feeling your body and notice how hard a certain part of your body is and it's never been that hard before.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >One day you'll be feeling your body and notice how hard a certain part of your body is and it's never been that hard before.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is legit, sometimes you will get density gains instead of size gains, but if you keep at it you're sure to get both. Keep at it OP.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know deep down that Scooby still lurks here.
    He loves us, we love you too Scooby, no homo.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He does. He said he still comes here sometimes on a livestream he did like last year.

      He also said he has all the memes people make of him saved on a folder on his computer

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/0rbMFkz.jpg

        I know deep down that Scooby still lurks here.
        He loves us, we love you too Scooby, no homo.

        I know, deep down, Zyzz is still with us bros...

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    how long have you been lifting?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      4 months

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are probably a bit bigger but you won't notice it unless you were really lean(sub 15% bodyfat before). That being said most of the early lifting strength is your body learn how to lift. What are your lifts now and what were they went you started

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Started at 45kg 5x5 now at 75kg 5x5 for bench
          Ohp 32.5kg to 51kg 5x5
          Squat 55kg to 105kg 5x5

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Make sure you're eating properly. You should have seen something in 4 months.

        GL

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        when you start out a lot of the strength gains you make are just from you getting better at the movements but if you are eating in a surplus you probably are gaining muscle

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your brain is keeping you from destroying yourself because you're still a noob. As you progress your nervous system will give you more conscious access to your muscles until you can damage them safely. Until then you operate at suboptimal levels.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You trained for strength instead of hypertrophy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      i do both

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Strength is more about the mind/muscle connection via the CNS. Its the same reason a woman in distress could literally lift a car to save her trapped child.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Type 1 muscle fiber> fast
    Type 2 muscle fiber> slow

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"I'm new to lifting"
    >posts Scooby
    You fuckin lie to me??

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    That’s what occurs when you only train for strength. You’re just hammering type 2B muscle fibers. You never hit type 2A fibers. Try this anon. Hit the gym, warm up, go heavy. Get about 3-4 good heavy sets in. Now use less weight and lift a bit slower to hit type 2A fibers. At the end of your workout add a few slow negatives. Don’t use crazy heavy weight on the negatives.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Strength doesn't equal size, go to failure
    I'll get hate for posting it, but in a year's time you'll remember this post and wonder if I was right or not, the answer is yes

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    newbie gains are largely neurological , increases in muscle size require mechanical strain large enough to elict a response.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That’s what occurs when you only train for strength. You’re just hammering type 2B muscle fibers. You never hit type 2A fibers. Try this anon. Hit the gym, warm up, go heavy. Get about 3-4 good heavy sets in. Now use less weight and lift a bit slower to hit type 2A fibers. At the end of your workout add a few slow negatives. Don’t use crazy heavy weight on the negatives.

      You trained for strength instead of hypertrophy

      lifting is more than muscles, your body gets used to the patterns and becomes more efficient at doing them

      I'm having the same issue as OP lifting for 5 months. Would switching from 5x5 compounds to 3x8 or 5x8 with lower weight on the same exercises be a solution?
      I'm doing bench, squat, deadlift, ohp and rows.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Keep the 5x5. But after you do that, use less weight and lift a little slower. Keep the muscles tight on those slower lifts (1-2 second positives and negatives). Focus on the muscles. I generally end my workout with a few sets of slow negatives. I don’t go heavy on those. Slow=6-7 seconds. 4-7 reps.

        Yes a Reddit space. Ever bench and suddenly the bar slows? That’s type 2B fibers running out of ATP as they have no mitochondria and type 2A fibers taking over. When you do 5x5 you are primarily hitting 2B fibers as type 2A fibers are 8-12 or more rep fibers. You just need a few 8-12 rep sets that are controlled. When you do 5x5 training you can use compulsory acceleration training. Search that and read about it. It really focuses on type 2B for size and strength.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    People overestimate the amount of lean muscle muss a natty can carry.

    >lean
    >big
    >ripped

    Pick 2.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Strength is CNS (How many muscle fibers you can use in a movement)
    Muscle size is muscle damage (Your muscles get damaged from training which gives them an incentive to grow to resist more damage in the future)

    So you basically have CNS gains. Your body is learning how to better use the muscle it already has.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's called strength training, only your legs will get bigger

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