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    How can I spare my muscle during a 2 week break?

    I went to a physio 2 days ago and now cannot lift for 2 weeks while I do rehab excercises.

    My shoulder injury caused me to lose a great amount of upper body mass due to months away from heavy pressing. The only respectable body part I have left is my legs, but now taking 2 weeks off is gonna set me back again. This scares me.

    What can I do to preserve as much mass as possible in 2 weeks that doesn't involve lifting heavy?
    The only lift I'm proud of at this point is a close stance, ass to grass zercher squat of 170kg x2 at 85kg bw. If only they held zercher squat competitions...

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    2 weeks isn't significant. Take a 2 week complete break, relax, and start up again light. You'll shoot past where you are now(prior to this setback) in no time provided you train smart and eat right.


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    If your injured you need to focus on rest. 2 weeks isn't 2 months. Heal up.
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    Ok guys ill take your advice and do nothing but rehab and relaxation these 2 weeks.

    I suppose that at some point everyone needs a break from intense training, especially when injured.

    Thank you.
    The only lift I'm proud of at this point is a close stance, ass to grass zercher squat of 170kg x2 at 85kg bw. If only they held zercher squat competitions...

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