Does that explain why when someone gets strong by gaining 50+ lbs of bodyweight, drops it all and they are stronger at that weight when they were previously? In other words, the the muscle was lost faster than the bone density and tendon/ligament strength so they still have it when they're back at their old weight.
Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe
Or is it that the neural adaptation is still there? Or maybe both?
A situation like this would involve both architectural changes in the muscle tissue, neural adaptation, and some body recomposition even back at the previous bodyweight.
Originally Posted by Michael Loucas