I didn't do a search on this as I think it's more of a specific question about my progress rather than a general question.
Basically, I eat well over maintenance calories at the moment and my training partner is eating probably just under maintenance cals.
Over the last 30 days:
I have increased my bench by 30 lbs (15lbs per DB)
My training partner has increased his by 22lbs (11lbs per DB)
We used to perform BB and not DB for chest, but we switched over last month for a bit.
I think the increase I made was quite good as I'm "bulking". However, I was surprised that my training partner has also increased quite a lot as well and I wondered if this is to be expected?
I think that he is progressing because I am ... by this I mean if I progress it's forcing him to try harder or he gets left behind. Does this sound feasible?
I never expected him to increase as much as he did. However, I have noticed that over the last week his progression is slowing whereas mine is not. Perhaps the switch from BB to DB allowed facilitated some new gains as well?
What do you think?