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    Sep 17, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    How long does it take to detrain to the point where you get "beginners results" again ;)

    Due to moving from latin america to the USA then USA to Europe, plus injury I have been out of regular weight training for almost 10 weeks icon_sad.gif

    Next week I´m starting again, and am hoping that I get some good results in the first few months back on again to make me feel better

    Realistic? (I´ll be training regularly, eating well and getting rest, I´ve just had a very unusual last 3 months)
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    Sep 19, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    Overwhelmed by all the replies. Thanks guys.

  • EricLA

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    Sep 19, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    Not clear what you're asking, or more importantly why it matters. The starting point is really subjective. I stopped working out while I lived in NY for three years. I was pleasantly surprised that while I did lose a muscle definition, I didn't quite go as downhill as I expected. I maintained the same waist size despite not working out. When I returned to LA and started working out again, I bounced back reasonably quickly and surpassed where I'd been prior to moving to NY.

    I'd say don't worry about this. Just get back to working out again. You obviously want to start off with lighter weights than where you left off, but you'll be back to where you were before too long. So, your desire of seeing results in the first few months is easy. Work out consistently, perform your exercises with good form and increase weight and reps as appropriate, and pay attention to what you eat. Why wouldn't you see improvement in months?