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motor head
02-18-2009, 08:19 PM
varies im sure. But on average, how long does it take for the thouroughly exersized muscles to repair?

Unreal
02-18-2009, 09:07 PM
Depends on way too many things but anywhere from 1-2 weeks I would say. Diet, rest, intensity, sleep, genetics all will have a role in it.

VikingWarlord
02-19-2009, 07:31 AM
They never really stop.

Reko
02-19-2009, 07:36 AM
In terms of strength i treat them like they need 72 hours.

motor head
02-19-2009, 09:48 AM
thats longer than i thought. In that case why do we mostly lift every 48 hours?

Ta2d
02-19-2009, 10:14 AM
I've always heard that it takes approx. (6 -7) days to fully recover from "intense" lifting provided your nutrition is sound.

Reko
02-19-2009, 02:06 PM
thats longer than i thought. In that case why do we mostly lift every 48 hours?

Most peopel generally train different body parts during that 48 hours.

Mercuryblade
02-19-2009, 02:57 PM
Too many factors to really give an accurate answer. Sleep, genetics, diet, training, all play a large factor.

whiteman90909
02-19-2009, 03:44 PM
I was reading something saying between 12 and 72 hours depending on the muscle and level of intensity...

motor head
02-19-2009, 03:52 PM
anyway, my thinking was, if muscles repaired themselves in say 24 hours on average then you could stop your bulking diet after that point and start again after working out, thus decreasing fat production during a bulk... wont work, muscles don't repair fast enough.

Reko
02-19-2009, 04:20 PM
anyway, my thinking was, if muscles repaired themselves in say 24 hours on average then you could stop your bulking diet after that point and start again after working out, thus decreasing fat production during a bulk... wont work, muscles don't repair fast enough.

What?
Muscles reapair themselves constantly. From walking, breathing, everyday actions etc. If your muscles are recovering, its not like walking (say after squats) doesn't use the used muscles, they are being used while being repaired. Its an ongoing process.

And, if I understand correctly, the muscle cells actually grow as opposed to getting more muscle, so even if a cell/tissue is fully healthy, eating more will still allow it to grow. Someone please correct me if I am wrong there.