I just finished a 4 month bulk from 178 to 204ish. I've laid off the gym for 3 weeks and my protein intake as been far below 1g/pound. I've also lost 5 pounds which i'm presuming is mostly fat. Is it possible that some of the loss is also muscle?
If you're worried about it, start eating and lifting again...
Some of it may have been muscle, yes.
I'm gonna say yes. I took a 3 week break, and though I did have pneumonia, i lost 20 pounds, and while alot of that was fat, i lost 30 pounds off my bench, 50 pounds off my squat, and about 30 off my hex deadlift
Time Lifting: 2 yrs.
Started as a skinny 95 pound wimp.
i read some where that it takes 5-6 weeks for atrophy to kick in...I would say no...
as for you lifts, I think you will see some drop in your normal repping weights but those will come back quickly.
3 weeks is not a big layoff. So dont worry about it so much. Just it hard now that your back...
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