I’ve been lifting for a little over a year now and have seen some good solid strength and size improvements although fairly slow but steady. I’ve also been dialing in my diet over the last few months to try to shed some bodyfat but not any muscle.
I step on the scale yesterday and damn, it reads 5lbs heavier than last month. so, I immediately pull out the calipers and damn again, BF% is a little bit lower. That is the first time in my life that I’ve gained weight and not had to expand the belt. Very, Very Cool !! I can see how this gets addicting.
Now for the question, the only thing i’ve changed over the last month is to add in Squats and Deadlifts into my routine. Are these two exercises THAT powerful in stimulating growth and if so, why do anything else ?