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    Does not working out for a week make you weaker?

    I don't know why but ever since I started working out I can't go more than 3 days without working out. I feel like I'll lose some strength if I don't work out for a week. However, I got the flu (even though I still went to the Y with the flu on sunday) but I'm missing school because of it. And well, my mom won't let me go to the Y because "no school, no YMCA." So will this affect my strength? I was at an all time high just before the weekend
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    No it wont, or it realyl shouldnt do a layoff can sometimes help to make the body recover and get stronger. Thats why a lot of people cycle their workouts ie 8 weeks on then 1 or 2 weeks off. Its a measure to combat overtraining, strength loss shouldnt be rapid enough over a few days to lose you strength however if you back to work out before you have recovered from the flu you probably will be. Make sure you feel 100% before workign out hard again
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    Well you may think you loose strength, I just got off my week break and everything just seemed heavier...but after i did my warm-up sets (i took 5 pounds of all warm-up sets then i did the week before) I was able to lift more. So it may seem like you've lost strength, but you haven't you're muscles are just so relaxed they need to get back into working out.
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    If oyu dont workout in 3 days you feel weaker? Overall or a bodypart? You should be working one body part one a week.
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    After a weeks rest i usually feel stronger
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    just having the flu will make u weeker, but taking a week off won't
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    yeha i took 2 weeks off and i was still on teh same level if not stronger just b4 i take a week off i lift a lil bigger
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    just took lik 1.5 weeks off b\c of school and work and such.

    worked out today and felt fine. like i didnt go up on anything but did what i did last workout pretty much. so im happy i didnt lose strength after 1.5 weeks.
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    what if you take like 2 months off????? IDK why I am asking I am just curious
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    Originally Posted by ProWrestler
    what if you take like 2 months off????? IDK why I am asking I am just curious
    in that case u would lose strength. BUT after about 1 week MAYBE 2 of working out u will gain it all back.
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    Originally Posted by ProWrestler
    what if you take like 2 months off????? IDK why I am asking I am just curious
    a strength loss of up to 20% is not uncommon after only 2 weeks of no training
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    Ye bruh
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    Lil bit but strength quickly comes back. Like really quickly
    Train insane or remain the same

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    Originally Posted by FBGangsta View Post
    I don't know why but ever since I started working out I can't go more than 3 days without working out. I feel like I'll lose some strength if I don't work out for a week. However, I got the flu (even though I still went to the Y with the flu on sunday) but I'm missing school because of it. And well, my mom won't let me go to the Y because "no school, no YMCA." So will this affect my strength? I was at an all time high just before the weekend
    Dont go to the gym sick, do not get the rest of us sick lol
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    Talking working out

    I went 2 weeks without working out. when I got back in the gym I was a beast. everything felt lighter. I was throwing pr max like 4 times
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    If you've been working out without breaks for a while (2 months +) and take a week off, you'll come back even, if not stronger than before. If you're constantly taking a week off every other week then you'll get weaker. It's all in moderation. You don't have to be constantly working out your whole life, just the majority of it XD
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    Unhappy Will I get weaker?

    I have been lifting for about 7 months (Throwing for track) pretty heavy and consistent but anyways will 2-3 weeks push my strength back substantially? We stopped lifting for track for 1 week and I've had pneumonia for 1.5weeks
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    Originally Posted by P1noy View Post
    If oyu dont workout in 3 days you feel weaker? Overall or a bodypart? You should be working one body part one a week.
    Well it kinda depends on what kind of training you're doing and what your routines look like. I guarantee Phil Heath and Kai Greene hit their chest and legs more than once a week.
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