Lately I have started to look a bit thicker around the legs arms and back (which is good, but i still consider myself skinny overall), however when I take any measurements flexed I seem to be pretty much the same size I was before.
I realize that this could potentially just be me imagining things, but others have said it too, however this is not supported by the tape measure.
It brings me to the question, is it possible through weight training for your muscles to significantly increase in size whilst relaxed, but at the same time they only increase to a very small amount whilst flexed? I guess a way to reword the question is "is it possible to get bigger overall when you're cold -not pumped/flexed- but this does not tranfer into being bigger when pumped/flexed?"
I am also fairly sure it is not from fat gain because i have actually lost 2LBS of weight recently but people still tell me i look bigger.
No need for flaming, I am not claiming to be big or impressive in any way I just have a newbie question that I thought i would share. Opinions appreciated.