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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    Muscle Memory Question...

    Is this for real? If so, does it apply to strength and/or size? Say I take 4 months off, and I don't eat to maintain. I started off at 200 lbs and say lose about 20 lbs. Will eat be easier for me to not only gain strength back, but size?
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    Arnold's book says that muscle is more easily gained the second time around. There's a couple pages where it describes his broken leg, and how quickly he recovered the lost muscle. I've always believed this. Then again, I have no muscle to loose. lol.

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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    Yea but arnold took drugs. I'm talking about a drug free person. Sorry spartan, should have been a little clearer with my questions.
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    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
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    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Gotcha.

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    I believe it is, personally I believe i experienced such an event.

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    I agree, I had a while out with injury and made gains back at a good rate. The strength came quicker than the size.
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    Well, it makes sense. We've already shown our body that it may need to get in that type of shape one day.

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    When I broke my foot, I took 3 months off from everything.

    It took me one month to regain my losses, and I was back up to a (strength) level that previously took me 3 years to get to.

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