I am just woundering how long it would take to start loseing muscle mass if u stoped working out. For example, if I got injured in a way and didnt go to the gym for a week but still ate good foods and alot of food would i lose any musclse mass??????
actually i took about 2 years off and i didn't lose that much in size.. my strength is far beyond what it was 2+ years ago yet my size has not increased that much since i started workin out again 3+ months ago
It’s all depend on the person. I have a few friend that when they stop working out you can’t really tell what they have lost. With me is a whole different story. If I stop working out I lose my gains FAST. But as soon as I start working out again I gain all back and more so quick it’s hard to believe. What I also notice is that I make gains quicker than those who are lets say naturally swole.
I have read (Muscle-fitness magazine, European summer edition) that you could take a pause from exercise for about 4 weeks (for example an vacation) and still lose no muscle-mass or strength that you had made in the last period.
This is only the case if you continue to eat healthy and consume enouch calories during the pause.
well, mudge, you can't just sit on the sofa watching soap operas, I think the key is to do exercise, just lighter at home type exercise... some pushups, situps, side bridges, pull ups, if you can... i think incorporating some of these exercises along with eating well, you can maintain a your LBM for longer than if you were in a full body cast or something... the magazine was talking about vacations... so on a vacation you could still get a work out, just maybe not at a gym...