I was reading an article on the 10 rules of corrective lifting and I came across this.
“9. Ben has a training age of seven years, yet he’s lifting with the volume that would typify a program from a newbie who just picked up his first muscle magazine. The longer you’ve trained, the less you can do; it’s just that simple. Advanced lifters recruit more muscle fibers than novice and untrained lifters, so every rep “counts” more toward accumulated fatigue and the overall training effect.”
I recently started (2 months ago) training again after about a year and a half off, with sporadic lifting during the time. Before then I had been training for around 5-6 years, should I consider myself a novice or experienced?