24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Registered User Madroach's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Age: 35
    Stats: 5'10", 158 lbs
    Posts: 5
    Rep Power: 0
    Madroach has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit Madroach's BodySpace
    Madroach is offline

    Question What happens when you stop working out after getting big?

    Just as the title says. What happens to your muscles when you stop working out after bodybuilding for a long time? I've heard people tell me that you would get very weak after a week of no-workout and all the*hard work*would be gone as fat.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User JHolsinger's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Age: 27
    Posts: 59
    Rep Power: 46
    JHolsinger has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) JHolsinger has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) JHolsinger has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) JHolsinger has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) JHolsinger has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    JHolsinger is offline
    You would lose muscle mass, but muscle CANNOT be converted to fat. As for getting very weak after one week, that's ridiculous, some people take an entire week off when they deload.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User VIsland's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2010
    Location: Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
    Age: 46
    Stats: 6'1", 195 lbs
    Posts: 1,892
    Rep Power: 461
    VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250) VIsland has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit VIsland's BodySpace
    VIsland is offline
    Originally Posted by Madroach View Post
    Just as the title says. What happens to your muscles when you stop working out after bodybuilding for a long time? I've heard people tell me that you would get very weak after a week of no-workout and all the*hard work*would be gone as fat.
    Just don't quit and you'll never have to know
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User biogeek4's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Age: 30
    Stats: 5'8", 181 lbs
    Posts: 190
    Rep Power: 61
    biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10) biogeek4 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit biogeek4's BodySpace
    biogeek4 is offline
    Originally Posted by Madroach View Post
    Just as the title says. What happens to your muscles when you stop working out after bodybuilding for a long time? I've heard people tell me that you would get very weak after a week of no-workout and all the*hard work*would be gone as fat.
    Why would muscle become fat? Your body would have to undergo some really weird physiological conditions for anything like this to happen. Muscle uses a lot of energy and your body will go into atrophy once stimulus ceases. If you continue to eat like a glutton, then yes the extra energy from the consumed food will become fat.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User Ripebear's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2011
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'10", 188 lbs
    Posts: 301
    Rep Power: 73
    Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10) Ripebear is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit Ripebear's BodySpace
    Ripebear is offline
    Whoever told you about it happening after 1 week must have been seriously Ill or something. If I take a week off I usually come back stronger. Some people like to do a "deload" and lift light for a week or just keep muscles in use. And as for the original question, yes you will lose muscle mass and strength unless you still eat healthy and lots. Why you need to stop working out? You will lose muscle though even if you eat.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Former Bench Jockey FastCatChamp's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'10", 177 lbs
    Posts: 7,716
    Rep Power: 15388
    FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) FastCatChamp is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit FastCatChamp's BodySpace
    FastCatChamp is offline
    Mark McGwire
    Home Journal: Me vs. Myself @.....http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=125942203

    Levels and goals...........
    Kitten[CURRENT]...Cat[Application Submitted]..Alleycat..Bobcat...Puma...Lion....Tiger.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User NaturallyGreat's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'8", 155 lbs
    Posts: 73
    Rep Power: 0
    NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100) NaturallyGreat is not very well liked. (-100)
    Visit NaturallyGreat's BodySpace
    NaturallyGreat is offline
    Originally Posted by visland View Post
    just don't quit and you'll never have to know
    agreed
    ~Follow me~
    { NO LIMITS!! ~NaturallyGreat's Journey~ }........located in Contest Prep Logs

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ~Contest History~

    2011 Steel Valley Classic - Placed 1st in the Men's Open Lightweight and 2nd in the Teen Division ( teen posing routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3-v7MbN4Iw )
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User Madroach's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Age: 35
    Stats: 5'10", 158 lbs
    Posts: 5
    Rep Power: 0
    Madroach has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit Madroach's BodySpace
    Madroach is offline
    I just heard a famous quote, "one week without excersice leaves the body weak" ...... The only reason I would stop is because I'd be super busy with exams and study in my final years of university where I need to spend every living moment studying. Or travel
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Mephistopheles of Tmisc RainingBlood's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Stats: 6'3", 200 lbs
    Posts: 21,157
    Rep Power: 10415
    RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) RainingBlood is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit RainingBlood's BodySpace
    RainingBlood is offline
    Use it or lose it.*
    All day.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Can I get lean in 10-12 weeks? What should I do?
    By MCMLXX in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-26-2012, 08:26 AM
  2. HoosierHardGain's Fun With Working Out Thread
    By HoosierHardGain in forum Over 35 Workout Journals
    Replies: 730
    Last Post: 05-10-2011, 07:55 AM
  3. When happens when you stop weight training?
    By Zteps in forum Over Age 35
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 06-21-2009, 09:59 AM
  4. Replies: 139
    Last Post: 12-08-2008, 08:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts