I need to take a month off from weight training due to a rotator cuff sprain/partial tear (not a result of weight training but an accident) and will be doing physical therapy 3 x week for the next few weeks. I am also allowed to run/jog, swim, and do abs until I complete therapy.
I assume that since I will not be doing my normal weight training routine (8 hours a week), that I need to cut on my calorie and protein intake? Will swimming help me maintain muscle tone? I just don't want to lose too much muscle size/tone as I have been training very hard the last 15 months.
Perhaps a litte. I wouldn't go below maintenance though.I assume that since I will not be doing my normal weight training routine (8 hours a week), that I need to cut on my calorie and protein intake?
Yes.Will swimming help me maintain muscle tone?
6'2 - 105kg (231lb)
The only thing I'll add is to be patient and don't give into the temptation to rush it.
Because if you re-injure yourself, you're going to be out of commission a LOT longer than one month the second time.
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I don't understand why you would cut calories? keep your food levels the same, maybe even more to help with recovery.
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