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    Back to working out after 3 month break

    So i'm 17 years old and had been training for a full, intense year of 5 days on and 2 days off without any breaks, and with a good, high protein diet.

    and then there was summertime....

    I went from 160 pounds to 198 pounds in that whole year and started the summer at 198 pounds looking like one of the most ripped 17 year olds out there, and the best lifter in my weight training class.

    Now after 3 months of not working out I have sunk all the way down to 174 pounds and i'm way beyond the point where the muscle loss and fat gains have become obvious.

    Going back to the gym today I would like to know what to expect, what to look out for, and what precautions I should take. How much weaker should I expect to be? Should I start working out like I regulary use to or should I take it easy?

    Thanks
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    three month break? how much muscle did you lose?
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    Originally Posted by Duracel View Post
    So i'm 17 years old and had been training for a full, intense year of 5 days on and 2 days off without any breaks, and with a good, high protein diet.

    and then there was summertime....

    I went from 160 pounds to 198 pounds in that whole year and started the summer at 198 pounds looking like one of the most ripped 17 year olds out there, and the best lifter in my weight training class.

    Now after 3 months of not working out I have sunk all the way down to 174 pounds and i'm way beyond the point where the muscle loss and fat gains have become obvious.

    Going back to the gym today I would like to know what to expect, what to look out for, and what precautions I should take. How much weaker should I expect to be? Should I start working out like I regulary use to or should I take it easy?

    Thanks
    Well, I'm new to lifting myself.

    Obviously you won't have even near the strength that you did before you quit. If I were you on your first month back, take it easy ! Just make sure you're doing the form correctly like you used to, push hard, but not too hard because it will take your body some getting used to.
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    Originally Posted by Peanut_Butter View Post
    three month break? how much muscle did you lose?
    Quite a lot apparently, my legs probably took the biggest hit from the muscle loss because they were imo my best trained muscles.
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    could really use some input if anybody can help please
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    that sucks bro
    basically just go back into the gym. start out easy and get that form perfect then start slapping on the weights after a few weeks of light training
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    how does it feel man?
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    Originally Posted by Duracel View Post
    could really use some input if anybody can help please
    I took about month off because of an injury. When I went back I was very disappointed to say the least. I had lost about 7 lbs and felt like i was just starting to lift for the first time.

    However, it comes back quick! Start eating like mad man and take comfort in knowing that after about 3 to 4 weeks of hard training and really pushing yourself, you will feel like you used to. That was what happened to me, and I've already surpassed where i used to be before my injury.

    Since you lost so much weight, it may not be as quick... but it does come back quicker than when you first build it!

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    Originally Posted by Train_ing View Post
    how does it feel man?
    If you really wanna know it feels very very ****ty.

    I use to fill most of my shirts and have my biceps and shoulders ripping out of them, now those shirts are really looose and don't look good on me anymore. I feel ashamed to have my shirt off now because of the fat i'm starting to gain and all of the cutness ive lost.

    edit: I use to get complimented literally EVERY SINGLE DAY about my size and how much i'm improving. Now I hear things like you look different or you look younger (my large size made me look a lot older b4 so its no wonder theyve been saying that)

    Its not like I went from ripped to scronny, but I did go from ripped to flabby with muscle under it
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    Originally Posted by doylertheoiler View Post
    I took about month off because of an injury. When I went back I was very disappointed to say the least. I had lost about 7 lbs and felt like i was just starting to lift for the first time.

    However, it comes back quick! Start eating like mad man and take comfort in knowing that after about 3 to 4 weeks of hard training and really pushing yourself, you will feel like you used to. That was what happened to me, and I've already surpassed where i used to be before my injury.

    Since you lost so much weight, it may not be as quick... but it does come back quicker than when you first build it!

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    Thanks for sharing this with me, it gives me some motivation knowing that not all is lost.
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