I didn't lift for probably 8-9monthes because of a heirneated disc. Before that I remember repping 75lbs on DBs on flatbench but don't remember what else I was lifting. I ate like shit and got up to almost 280lbs while I was injured. At the beginning of the summer I decided to eat healthy and start working out again. I've since dropped 25-30lbs, and my 3rm for flat bench is 245lbs. At the beginning of the summer I tried flat bench and could only do 135 like 6-8 times My squat and dead are still weak but mainly because I haven't been pushing them too hard to be careful on my back. I guess my question is, did I really gain that much strength from eating/lifting in 3 monthes? Or is it a lot of muscle memory from lifting a long time ago? edit: I'd like to add that I feel like I'm stronger now than I ever have been.