My arm muscles are getting STRONGER, HARDER, smaller... WTF?!! Was it just fat in muscle? Maybe I am more fast twitch?
So I am on a deficit, and have been for a long time. I had a lot of fat to loose. I plan to stop cutting come July when I should hit about 8% bf. Right now I am at 10% (not exaggerated). I can finally clearly see my 6 pack without flexing. This is down from 30% bf in December 2009.
I want to cycle between 6-8 after cutting and 10-12 after bulking.
Honestly though, I can do weighted dips 5 sets of 5 at 290 lbs (weighing myself and adding a dumbbell between my legs). I use a 501 tempo and go deep with good form. That is up from from 245 last month. Gains like this are pretty much there in all lifts.
Note: my protien grams are around 1.25 per lb of body weight each day. And my recovery is good.