AARGH 5 DAYS WITHOUT THE GYM DUE TO WORK AND ILLNESS!!

  • suedeheadscot

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    Mar 24, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    Whats the longest you can go without being at the gym before you start to lose all the work you've been doing?
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Dude, your body isn't a soufflée that will just flatten into nothingness if you don't do it just right. You won't "lose" all of the work that you've done on it in mere days. Yes, you might have to backtrack slightly, but it's all recoverable.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    intensity69 saidDude, your body isn't a soufflée that will just flatten into nothingness if you don't do it just right. You won't "lose" all of the work that you've done on it in mere days. Yes, you might have to backtrack slightly, but it's all recoverable.


    This. Just like it's important not to stress injuries it's important not to stress your body when sick. These things happen but you'll recover.

    And I just realized Intensity and Yourname are in the same picture. Mind=blown.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Josh1992 said
    And I just realized Intensity and Yourname are in the same picture. Mind=blown.


    Tee hee icon_lol.gif The original pic that we took our head shots from, taken last weekend, is on my profile. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Your body doesn't lose muscle quickly. Just make sure you're keeping up with your diet especially your protein intake.

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    Mar 24, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. I'm unsure if its a matter of pride or of embarrassment that I start to panic when I have to miss the gym for a few days.

    And yourname and intensity - your pics made me look twice!!!
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    Mar 24, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    Three days or even an entire week off isn't going to have much of an effect as long as you are otherwise consistent. It's all about being consistent the rest of the time.
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    Mar 24, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    suedeheadscot saidThanks guys. I'm unsure if its a matter of pride or of embarrassment that I start to panic when I have to miss the gym for a few days.

    And yourname and intensity - your pics made me look twice!!!


    It's a mindset that's VERY useful when your body can keep up; it means that you will keep to your programme. You just need to manage that drive for when you absolutely can't/shouldn't work out.
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    Mar 24, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    Same here.
    Although... I couldn't eat for a couple of days and got a bit dehydrated. Best cut I've had in years! I almost didn't want to start eating again icon_lol.gif
  • tautomer

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    Mar 24, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    I've been out of the gym for a month now and I have only lost about 5 pounds. Been sick with several things, and have been keeping my diet up more or less. I definitely feel like I have lost a decent amount of strength and I can notice some apperance differences but it really isn't terribly drastic. It's enough to irritate me though and I am FINALLY healthy enough where I can start working out again on monday.
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    sashaman saidThree days or even an entire week off isn't going to have much of an effect as long as you are otherwise consistent. It's all about being consistent the rest of the time.


    ^^^This. It's also beneficial for the body to rest from working out for a while. This time off may help you grow!
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    Mar 24, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
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    sashaman saidThree days or even an entire week off isn't going to have much of an effect as long as you are otherwise consistent. It's all about being consistent the rest of the time.


    ^^^This. It's also beneficial for the body to rest from working out for a while. This time off may help you grow!
    +1

    Working out tears your muscle fibers, and fatigues you.
    Resting rebuilds the fiber and makes them grow, and allows you to recover.

    A week or two out of the gym is good for anyone.