So in the past several months all of my lifts have gone up a substantial amount. I feel denser for sure, but not that much bigger. For instance, I have brought my flat bench from 365x4 to 405x4(5 if it’s a good day). Decline bench has gone from 315x6 to 315x10-14. All my other major lifts (squat, deads, etc.) have increased as well.
I know the first obvious response will be…EAT MORE DUMBASS! But I am, really. I mean, I have even been dirtying up my diet just to add cals. More peanut butter, more pasta, massive sub sandwiches, etc. Of course I still have my main foods: chicken, steak, sweet potatoes, brown rice, greens, eggs and egg whites, protein shakes, etc.
Is it just that my strength is ahead of my muscle size? I mean I have gained some weight, but I don’t feel like personally look to much bigger?
I have to admit that I have been hitting a lot of lower rep higher weight sets the past month or so, so maybe I just need to incorporate way more higher volume work? I do at least one high volume exercise for everybody part every week, maybe I need more?