Originally Posted by TK-421
Not necessarily true. When you first start out, you'll see "newbie gains" pretty quickly, no matter how shitty your lifting routine/form/sleep/diet is. It's only after those gains taper off that you can really tell what you're doing right/wrong (if you can let your pride go for a bit, that is).
Yup, because at first what you see is fluid expanding the muscles so they look big fast, but then it takes time to actually build muscle. If you work out for a month, then stop for a two weeks, all the muscle bulge will be gone.