like the title says.
yes, and yes
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reason I ask is, at the amount of calories I consume, I doubt I am puting on as much weight as the scale is saying from week to week especially with my daily activity level as well as the amount of cardio I include in my routine. What could possibly be behind this... hrmmm
you wont see the weight gain directly in the mirror. trust the scale and use pictures to gauge your progress. tapings/measuring helps too.
gym time is an enjoyable hobby, but you might as well benefit from time spent in the gym or end up as one of those three sets of eight with the same weight month after month never getting big wannabees that every gym has.......
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Yes. I'm still quite good at soccer, even when I play it after taking months or years off. And that is more complicated than simple muscle memory, which obviously holds true for most activities.
Muscle memory is for real. I was out of the gym for 6 months and when i came back all of my gains returned quickly.
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Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
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i noticed it when i broke my leg.
my calf shrunk to half it size. took a few weeks to after coming out of plaster before it was roughly back to normal. this wa sbefore i did hard weigth training though.
my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.
I'm banking on muscle memory.
I'm at 220lbs and I'm going on a diet.
I want to get down to 190 and I want to do it fast.
I figure since it's easier to make size and strength gains with a positive caloric intake, I am going to cut my weight fast and hard, and then I see and major strength loses, try to reaquire my strength after I reach 190.
i dont think it quite works like that.. you're actually burning muscle when you do that.. so its there to remember how big it/strong it was in the first place..Originally Posted by zen
muscle memory is when you take alot of time out off from the gym...then you come back and in 6 weeks you're 90% of what u were before and gaining quickly...
cut slow...dont burn muscle.. you'll look better in the end..trust me..not to mention you'll be VERY depressed at the loss in size/strength.. i did it last february.. lost 30 pounds in 1 1/2 months... i dropped about 40lbs off my bench..i was horrified.. and not to mention.. your metabolism slows down.. so even though the weight comes off on the scale ur burning muscle and not fat so u'll still be a higher bodyfat than if you did it correctly...
just tryin to help...
im still good at skateboarding and hackey sack... hmm...lol...Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
Not so long ago, I was very sick with food poisoning for 2 weeks and lost 6lb. Since that time I have put on 10lb of mostly lean mass in the space of just over 1 month. I would put this down to muscle memory.
Yeah, basically, it's nice to know that what gains you make will not be as hard to get back to if you ever lose it.
I broke my foot over a year ago and I was so nervous during my 2 months off that I would be losing soo much ground, but amazed how I seemed to jump right back into things almost as if I never left as far as strength is concerned. I did notice extra day-after stiffness and soreness though.
Your body seems to have a lot more trouble pioneering new ground in strength (and size) territory. But once you've been there, you are allowed to go back anytime. LOL
Last edited by zen; 04-17-2004 at 09:06 AM.
if you're planning on dropping weight fast and burning muscle like it sounds like you're planning to do... the strength and size will NOT come back easy because of the muscle burned off...Originally Posted by zen
as i said.. in february-mid march last year i dropped 30 lbs...
i didnt get my strength back up to what it was before that until mid october..i really wasnt worried about size because i am more cut now.. but....
just my $0.02 ..i hope that helps you think up a more clear strategy to drop bodyfat...
I don't have the science to back it up, but I've seen it first hand.
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