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    How Long Does It Take To Lose Muscle Mass?

    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??????

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    I lose some after a week but not much noticeable, its beyond a week that it starts to get bad.

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    to make it simple.

    let's say you workout consistently for 3 months and then you stop . In 3 months of not lifting you will lose all the gains you had made.

    Alot of people quit because of lack of motivation, general laziness or injuries.

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    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

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    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.

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    I heard if you take a week off, you lose 3 weeks of progress....


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    Are you kidding me????

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    I lost so much beef in 6 weeks that I almost looked like I didn't lift at all, to me I sure didn't. It took me MONTHS to come back.

    If you are a Greek god I'm sure this does not apply.

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    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.

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    Originally posted by HoldDaMayo
    I heard if you take a week off, you lose 3 weeks of progress....


    (jk for anyone that missed that thread...)
    wot u sayin punk?

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    Provided your in a caloric surplus you can maintain LBM for months.
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    Yeah right, tell that to my gut while I still lost LBM. If you do not provide a strenuous workout you tell your body that you have no need for that muscle.

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    Originally posted by Mudge
    Yeah right, tell that to my gut while I still lost LBM. If you do not provide a strenuous workout you tell your body that you have no need for that muscle.

    damm straight bro!

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    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...
    Are you kidding me????

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