The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Senior Member ClubberLang's Avatar
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    Jul 2005

    is it possible to lose muscle on a 3 week break?

    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?

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  3. #2
    mrelwooddowd Patz's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    BFE, KY
    If you're worried about it, start eating and lifting again...

    Some of it may have been muscle, yes.

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  4. #3
    Senior Member Nongan's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    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
    Age: 18
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 175
    BF: 12%
    Bench: 175
    Squat: 225
    Deadlift: soon...
    Time Lifting: 2 yrs.
    Started as a skinny 95 pound wimp.

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    Ma Sarap! HighExpectation's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    PHX, Arizona
    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...
    High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.


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