I’ve been noticing my muscles softening… There’s a chance this is normal, or it’s in my head but I figured I’d post anyways. See if I could get some other opinions. When I’ve searched for this the answer I get on the web is “Muscle is hard, Fat is soft”… This isn’t my problem question. I really barely have any body fat, It really is “the muscle”.
How “mushy/soft” should a muscle be in a relaxed state?
I’ll use my pecs as an example because 1. It’s what I notice the most (but I feel almost all muscles very 'soft" 2. It’s easy to say what my lifting stats are for pecs.
So here’s a quick rundown
23yr old male
I don’t know my body fat, but I’m one of those “skinny” guys who’s abs show without any training.
Pecs - Generally alternate between flat bench press (185-195 x 6-8 x 3) and incline dumbells (70-75 x 6-8 x 3) and then I throw in some lighter sets of flys etc.
When I flex the entire pec is rock hard. But as soon as i’m not flexing the whole pec feels almost like a woman’s breast. After a pec workout I get a little pump and they harden a bit, but not much and it doesn’t last very long.
Diet wise. I’m not eating perfectly, but mostly it’s high protien diet. Eggs Bfast, Tuna lunch, Meat/veggies supper, snacks chobani yogurt/granola, fruit… supplements only whey protien.
Any help, ideas?