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LoveMuscles 09-09-2009 12:48 PM

do you lose strength if you stop working out
 
for like 4month?

Pitysister 09-09-2009 12:53 PM

nope....magical fairies fly around with strength for your muscles until you return to the gym...and once there, they relinquish your strength back to you :)


in short, yes. you do.

_Wolf_ 09-09-2009 04:12 PM

Ofcourse you do..

03Cobra 09-28-2009 04:56 PM

i went 2 years W/O working out and dropped from 225 bench press to 185, but i quickly shot up to 245 after 1 month.

ZeroPain 09-29-2009 07:13 AM

Yeah of course lol. You gotta keep active. You know the old saying right? Use it or lose it!

Tmno 06-10-2011 11:49 PM

four months is quite a long time to stop, yes you will lose strength

footbstar 06-11-2011 08:38 AM

You will lose about 2.5lbs of muscle strength per week. Now this is not nature strength, but strength you have built up. So if you lay off for 4 weeks you on avg will lose 10lbs in strength.

Eric
therocknutrition.com

footbstar 06-11-2011 08:38 AM

You will lose about 2.5lbs of muscle strength per week. Now this is not nature strength, but strength you have built up. So if you lay off for 4 weeks you on avg will lose 10lbs in strength.

Eric
therocknutrition.com

LoveMuscles 06-12-2012 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footbstar (Post 89902)
You will lose about 2.5lbs of muscle strength per week. Now this is not nature strength, but strength you have built up. So if you lay off for 4 weeks you on avg will lose 10lbs in strength.

Eric
therocknutrition.com

This is complete bullshit!

Mansalt 06-17-2012 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footbstar (Post 89902)
You will lose about 2.5lbs of muscle strength per week. Now this is not nature strength, but strength you have built up. So if you lay off for 4 weeks you on avg will lose 10lbs in strength.

Eric
therocknutrition.com

I am not sure about giving an exact number here. We all have a different make up and this includes our strength.


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