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).
Yes, well this is obviously true too. It applies to a lot of other things too, like losing weight. A lot easier to lose the belly fat initially but as you keep losing the weight it requires exponentially more effort to have a 6 pack, for example. A lot easier to drop from 20% body fat to like 10%, but then much harder to go from 10% to 5% (to get shredded).