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    How fast does muscle go away?

    Just wondering...

    If i stop working out (lifting weights) for a week will i lose alot of muscle?

    Will i lose any?


    Is there a certain timeline when muscle starts to go away? (like 1 month of not doing weight lifting and you start to lose it?)

    just wondering cause I haven't weight lifted in over a week and im worried i might lose some of it (im lifting tomorrow... so not to worry :P )
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    I dont think a week will do alot but a month might, when I stopped working out for a few weeks my lifts went down a few kg's but quickly picked up again.
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    Originally Posted by TheMajestik View Post
    I dont think a week will do alot but a month might, when I stopped working out for a few weeks my lifts went down a few kg's but quickly picked up again.
    ah i seeeee
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    how can you lose in one month muscles which took you years to earn? unless you're starving yourself ... but i guess if you maintain your protein intake high you shouldn't be losing any muscle, in fact, your body will take all the time to recover fully, mean you'll gain muscle and then stop gaining when you have recovered fully.
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    I went to Europe for 2 months (no weights at all) but kept my calories up as much as I could and I lost a bit of muscle. But it took about 2 months and it came back once home!

    So don't stress
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    As long as you eat maintenance or better over you wont loss anything well hardy anything. Even a few weeks meh you wont lose.
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    Originally Posted by acidking View Post
    how can you lose in one month muscles which took you years to earn? unless you're starving yourself ... but i guess if you maintain your protein intake high you shouldn't be losing any muscle, in fact, your body will take all the time to recover fully, mean you'll gain muscle and then stop gaining when you have recovered fully.
    Well said!
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    When doing full body training and a decent diet odds of losing muscle mass are slim to none, even on a cut. Don't listen to all the bro science BS that exists in the world and in these forums.
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    Theres no possible way you could lose a noticable amount of muscle in a month unless ofcourse your eating at a HUGE deficit. The only reason your lifts will go down is because youve gone out of routine and simply arnt used to the same weights you once were.
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    i don?t think a week will make you lose some muscle. Like some guys said if you keep your calorie/protein intake you will be fine.
    in the past when i stopped workout for a couple weeks i felt so much better because of the recovery and i kept my weight.
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