Originally Posted by SoloX2
You are mistakenly assocating increasing your bench with building more muscle.
There was some study that showed that elite power lifters elicit roughly 300% more of a 'response' from a muscle fibre than a newbie does. So most people's initial gains are simply the byproduct of better CNS adaptations.
If you are trying to lose weight, lift heavy compounds 3-4x a week, ditch the cardio except for walking, and eat in a deficit. The fat will melt off.
Makes sense. What/how do you mean lift heavy compounds?