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    Is this true?

    The other night I was talking to my dad about missing workouts. And to my surprise he said that every time you miss a workout, you lose 2% of muscle. Now at first I believed him because, everything that he has said before, you guys basically repeated it whenever I saw a topic about it on IM. If all this is true, then that is fucking scary. It took me a year to get my figure, if im taking a few weeks off then I dont wanna fuck my self over.
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    Ask him what happens if you lose 51 workouts.

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    Uhm, he's wrong.





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    Yea ive never heard anything like that. I have actually read/heard that it is good to take an enitire week off every 3 months or so. I dont remember where that is coming from though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    Ask him what happens if you lose 51 workouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    Ask him what happens if you lose 51 workouts.
    i understand what your getting at, but that 2% would go from the new number. IE if you are 10% bf at 100lbs and you lose 2% bf, thats 2 lbs of bf you lost. then if you lose another 2% thats 2% of 98lbs not 100lbs...know what i mean?

    but thats all irrelevant because you can't quantify how much muscle your going to lose on your off days. it would also depend on lots of factors, like caloric intake, stress levels (you'd theoretically lose more muscle if you are taking a week off to finish a project which will take sleepless nights and all than if you are going on a vacation to relax), stuff like that.
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    Yanick is right, there are too many factors to generalize with one single number: hormone levels, nutrition, sleep, training age, other activities, etc.

    However, I can tell you right now that number is wrong. It is way too high. If you miss one workout, then you are not going to lose any muscle. Most people can get away with taking 2 weeks off, bare minimum, before they start to notice full on detraining effects.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Yanick
    i understand what your getting at, but that 2% would go from the new number. IE if you are 10% bf at 100lbs and you lose 2% bf, thats 2 lbs of bf you lost. then if you lose another 2% thats 2% of 98lbs not 100lbs...know what i mean?

    In theory my frozen canadian friend.

    Are you saying to me.. to me, that you can always take a little bit of something from somewhere for the period of eternity and it never ends? There comes a time when 2% is 100%. A little bit ..

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    tiny bit more.

    Try it in the calculatorness.

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    Yanick is right if it was true that you lose 2% muscle mass everywork out then after 51 work outs you would not have lost 100% of your muscle mass

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu21Ldn
    Yanick is right if it was true that you lose 2% muscle mass everywork out then after 51 work outs you would not have lost 100% of your muscle mass
    In theory of high school books, not empirically.

    Although the number 51 is a rough estimation based on common misconception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    In theory of high school books, not empirically.

    Although the number 51 is a rough estimation based on common misconception.

    Empirically you would never reach 0% because you would never reach absolute zero. You'er wrong Vieope, now admit it or we will deport you.
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry
    Empirically you would never reach 0% because you would never reach absolute zero. You'er wrong Vieope, now admit it or we will deport you.
    Of course in realityness it does reach zero Dale. I thought you were an engineer? Go fuck yourselfness anyway Dale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    Of course in realityness it does reach zero Dale. I thought you were an engineer? Go fuck yourselfness anyway Dale.

    It doesn't reach zero, but it would reach an insignificant number.

    I'm not an engineer, I am a clinical researcher and an FBI.

    Oh, BTW, I spoteed a bunny in that new girl's pic, I think you have a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry
    Oh, BTW, I spoteed a bunny in that new girl's pic, I think you have a shot.
    If I had a shot right now I would take it in my head.

    Which new girl ?

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    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

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