In the last month due to a considerable amount of stress in my life which has caused several sleepless nights, my training has pretty much come to a standstill and only got back up and running (sort of) last week.
My strength is obviously down having not lifted at all for three weeks but one thing I have noticed is a considerable amount of additional muscle bulk and weight gain. This is not fat as my levels have remained consistent (fluctuate as usual between 10 and 12%)and my abs are still very much visible. my chest has filled out and and my arms are much fuller.
During this time I have slightly reduced protein intake and upped my carbs having previously been on an extremely low carb diet. I basically ate no carbs and now I include oats and sweet potatoes several times a day. I have also stopped taking creatine and bcaa’s in this time. Has anyone ever noticed this or AM I SEEING THINGS!