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    Rory Parker Behemoth's Avatar
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    Every time someone decreases their body fat and hits a PR they think they're "recomping". I get told I'm getting huge when I diet and start to get leaner, but in reality there's not any real muscle gain going on and it's just a optical illusion of more muscle being seen.

    I'm not saying it can't be achieved to an extent, because it certainly can. But the majority of the time when I hear of people who "recomped" I'm more apt to believe they just got leaner, appear bigger, and perhaps trained intelligently with any strength increases being neurological or technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Every time someone decreases their body fat and hits a PR they think they're "recomping". I get told I'm getting huge when I diet and start to get leaner, but in reality there's not any real muscle gain going on and it's just a optical illusion of more muscle being seen.

    I'm not saying it can't be achieved to an extent, because it certainly can. But the majority of the time when I hear of people who "recomped" I'm more apt to believe they just got leaner, appear bigger, and perhaps trained intelligently with any strength increases being neurological or technique.
    Yep. Thats pretty much what I said too. Its interesting how many people under estimate how much of an illusion bodybuilding is. Its also kind of like when people first start lifting and get stronger through neurological efficiency while gaining 30 lbs in 5 weeks and assume their strength gains mean they gained almost all muscle.
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