I was on a pretty regimented lifting program that I began about two years ago. A year ago I made the mistake of stopping, and never resumed again. During the course of my program I made a lot of strength gains; e.g. my dumbbell press has decreased from 2x8x75 to 2x8x45.. barely; my I used to do dips with twenty pound dumbbells between my legs, now I need about 40 pounds of support. And so on. Thinking about it only makes me depressed.
One of my more athletic friends once told me that muscle memory applies in the case of weight liftin, too; ie, that after you make the gains initially, it becomes successively easier to make them in the future. I'm wondering how true this is. In all of W&W's collective wisdom, does anyone know if this is true?
Also, as an aside: I used to do WBB 1 and 2 they worked pretty well for me. How do they compare to other programs such as 5x5?
Also, as another aside: what are great snacks that can serve as meals when I am at work? Would MetRx/EAS protein bars be a good idea, or should I have something more substantial?