I wanted to get the thoughts of the more experienced members about newbie gains. I think much of the gains could be attributed to better measuring techniques.
I have lifted for years where I have tried to gain muscle size and or lose inches in my waist. Based on my experience newbie gains can be attributed to improved measuring. For instance, when I want to loose weight or fat off of my stomach, I measure my waist so tight it’s not really close to a how an actual measurement would be, but my next measurements cannot improve based on a more favorable measurements.