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    How long does it take after stopping weightlifting for muscles to shrink?

    My state is most likely about to announce that they will close all non - essential business which I assume includes gyms. I’ve done bodybuilding the past 5 years and have gained 20kg - it would suck ass if I lost all that progress. My question is; after seizing weightlifting, how long do I have until my muscles start to shrink?

    I will be doing body weight exercises and also with a pair of dumbbells.
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    Reduction in inflammation - 1-3 days
    Reduction in glycogen and water - about a week or two
    Actual contractile tissue loss won't be measurable until at least the 2-4 weeks mark

    This assumes no resistance exercise.

    If you do any exercise at all involving resistance there is a good chance you'll keep all of it - or at least not notice anything other than a drop in neural efficiency.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Reduction in inflammation - 1-3 days
    Reduction in glycogen and water - about a week or two
    Actual contractile tissue loss won't be measurable until at least the 2-4 weeks mark

    This assumes no resistance exercise.

    If you do any exercise at all involving resistance there is a good chance you'll keep all of it - or at least not notice anything other than a drop in neural efficiency.
    ^^ this.
    I too read lately that muscle loss only really starts after 3 weeks, while for example VO2Max disadvantages from discontinued training are visible already after 2 weeks. Meaning - you'll lose stamina before strength.
    Check out my log in the „losing fat“ category
    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=177624361
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    Originally Posted by Jake94aus View Post
    My state is most likely about to announce that they will close all non - essential business which I assume includes gyms. I’ve done bodybuilding the past 5 years and have gained 20kg - it would suck ass if I lost all that progress. My question is; after seizing weightlifting, how long do I have until my muscles start to shrink?

    I will be doing body weight exercises and also with a pair of dumbbells.
    Well first off your muscles won’t shrink
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    Originally Posted by estikei View Post
    ^^ this.
    I too read lately that muscle loss only really starts after 3 weeks, while for example VO2Max disadvantages from discontinued training are visible already after 2 weeks. Meaning - you'll lose stamina before strength.
    Seems a fairly technical analysis
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