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(@angelaladys)
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My focus this last week has been tending to a very sick 3 year old and new born (can you believe it, measles!) Anyway, as you might figure there has been no lifting this week at all. When I finaly got to be home for a night, last night, I was suprised to hop on the machine and find that my settings felt heavy and I could only do less than 1/2 of my normal reps. Do you really loose it that fast? That's a scarry thought. I'm hoping it was just my body saying it was time for some extra sleep.


   
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fatbastarditis
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if i work out a bodypart, it feels pumped for about 3-4 days, and i know that if i trained it again i will be able to lift heavier, more if i leave it for a week or so then certainly, stamina suffers (similar to you) but then of course i am pumped and the next workout will be at my usual higher weight to actually lose it (ie cannot do a certain weight or reps no matter what) it takes weeks for my strength to dwindle, although i never go back to my pre-first-workout-ever strength so yeah


   
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BigWill
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Some weeks your strength is better than others....one week you can barely do 5 reps on one exercise and the next you blast out 10... your strength will vary due to diet, recovery, stress and a few other things. Just keep hangin and bangin and it will all average out.


   
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(@angelaladys)
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Wow, didn't know it varied like that. And glad to know nothings lost. I guess I'll go back to baby steps and do a bit every day again till I'm up to par. Thanks


   
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teejaye
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This is a very unforgiving sport.If you`re out a while you may lose things a bit very fast.On the other hand "muscle memory" allows us to come back faster than the untrained.


   
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Originally posted by teejaye This is a very unforgiving sport.If you`re out a while you may lose things a bit very fast.On the other hand "muscle memory" allows us to come back faster than the untrained. That's right and what Big Will said. Generally if I wait twice as long as my usual time between workouts I lose say 3 reps so do 7 instead of 10. The next workout I'm back upto 10 however due to muscle memory. If you have say a month off tho Ang you will lose alot, thought it comes back quicker the longer you have trained


   
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Troponin
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It takes much longer than a week to lose actual muscle tissue, and neurological strength. Your loss of strength is probably due to many other factors. Sometimes a week off of the gym will actually increase your strength


   
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Originally posted by Troponin It takes much longer than a week to lose actual muscle tissue, and neurological strength. Your loss of strength is probably due to many other factors. Sometimes a week off of the gym will actually increase your strength hahah i'm hopin so. with the exception of some curls, dips and a bunch of pushups at home i havent lifted (did some cardio) in a lil over a week. too busy with midterms. but i agree, i usually come back stronger.


   
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(@foodog)
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monday is always a strong day .but friday is weak .i guess it from working all week .


   
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it takes a while to lose it... i lose strength quick and size slow... i only lost 15lbs when in jail for 8months with shit eating and no training... but when i got out i was way weaker than i was at that weight previously... a week or two is nothing, i wouldnt worry about it.


   
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I took 5 months off from training legs during law enforcement basic training since I was running about 3-5 miles every day. I didn't want to overtrain. When I started back training legs, I lost very little strength and in a month my leg development and muscle separation was unbeievable. Taking time off can help in the long run even if you lose a little strength initially. Muscle memory is nice too!


   
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(@1st2juice)
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Originally posted by teejaye This is a very unforgiving sport.If you`re out a while you may lose things a bit very fast.On the other hand "muscle memory" allows us to come back faster than the untrained.


   
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(@1st2juice)
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TEEJAYE IS SO RIGHT, I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM THE GYM FOR YEARS. IT HAS TAKEN ME 3 MONTHS JUST TO TONE UP AND GE THE SORENESS OUT OF MUSCLES. MY STRENGHT IS CREEPING BACK UP. MY FIRST 2 WEEKS 300 LBS ON THE LEGS FELT HEAVY PUSHING 500 LBS NOW FOR 15 REP SETS AND GETTING READY TO BUMP IT UP AGAIN. AS A 19 YEARD OLD SUED TO LIFR 700 FOR REPS. GLAD TO SEE STRENGTH COMING BACK TO MY 31 YEAR OLD BODY.


   
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(@erm1981)
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yeah after a week or two my strength will go down a few reps


   
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