I am not a total beginner, but since I am “back” after a long layoff, I figure I’ll post my questions here. I am currently following Waterbury’s “Get Lean” program from his “Huge in a Hurry” book. The results thus far have been phenomenal. I have lost approx 30 lbs of fat since mid-November, and this includes a total break from my diet for approx. two weeks at Christmas time.
So, every four weeks, Chad prescribes a “loading” week where the trainer performs very low reps for strength and presumably, to avoid excessive muscle loss. This being my loading week, I was pumped for Monday’s workout. When I got to the final exercise, deadlifts, the weights didn’t feel all that heavy, so I kept ramping up the weights.
I ended up hitting a PR of 315lbs for 3. Now I know that for most people here, that’s not a huge deal, but it’s the most I’ve ever pulled, and I’m lighter and leaner than I’ve ever been.
I’m not complaining, by any means, but has anyone else experienced strength gains while leaning out? Is it just because I’m a “beginner”?