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    How long does it take after stopping weightlifting for muscles to shrink?

    My state is most likely about to announce that they will close all non - essential business which I assume includes gyms. I’ve done bodybuilding the past 5 years and have gained 20kg - it would suck ass if I lost all that progress. My question is; after seizing weightlifting, how long do I have until my muscles start to shrink?

    I will be doing body weight exercises and also with a pair of dumbbells.
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    Reduction in inflammation - 1-3 days
    Reduction in glycogen and water - about a week or two
    Actual contractile tissue loss won't be measurable until at least the 2-4 weeks mark

    This assumes no resistance exercise.

    If you do any exercise at all involving resistance there is a good chance you'll keep all of it - or at least not notice anything other than a drop in neural efficiency.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Reduction in inflammation - 1-3 days
    Reduction in glycogen and water - about a week or two
    Actual contractile tissue loss won't be measurable until at least the 2-4 weeks mark

    This assumes no resistance exercise.

    If you do any exercise at all involving resistance there is a good chance you'll keep all of it - or at least not notice anything other than a drop in neural efficiency.
    ^^ this.
    I too read lately that muscle loss only really starts after 3 weeks, while for example VO2Max disadvantages from discontinued training are visible already after 2 weeks. Meaning - you'll lose stamina before strength.
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    Originally Posted by Jake94aus View Post
    My state is most likely about to announce that they will close all non - essential business which I assume includes gyms. I’ve done bodybuilding the past 5 years and have gained 20kg - it would suck ass if I lost all that progress. My question is; after seizing weightlifting, how long do I have until my muscles start to shrink?

    I will be doing body weight exercises and also with a pair of dumbbells.
    Well first off your muscles won’t shrink
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    Originally Posted by estikei View Post
    ^^ this.
    I too read lately that muscle loss only really starts after 3 weeks, while for example VO2Max disadvantages from discontinued training are visible already after 2 weeks. Meaning - you'll lose stamina before strength.
    Seems a fairly technical analysis
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Reduction in inflammation - 1-3 days
    Reduction in glycogen and water - about a week or two
    Actual contractile tissue loss won't be measurable until at least the 2-4 weeks mark

    This assumes no resistance exercise.

    If you do any exercise at all involving resistance there is a good chance you'll keep all of it - or at least not notice anything other than a drop in neural efficiency.
    Follow this, and even if you're at home, you can do some exercise that will keep your muscles at check.
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    Depends hugely depending on health and activity level. Various studies done on this mainly on the perspective of muscle wasting in hospital beds or astronauts, but there's useful info for the rest of us

    If you sit on your azz watching TV and eating nothing, they'll disappear really very very quickly

    If you sit on your azz watching TV and eating crap food, they'll disappear quickly

    If you eat healthy food and remain active they disappear more slowly

    If you eat healthy food and have a vigorous activity level (even if that is just dancing about to an aerobics video or something) they disappear quite slowly

    If you have a good diet and do some kind of hardcore home calisthenics, they might not disappear at all, possibly even get bigger depending what you do
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    Like athletes, you can take about three weeks off without seeing a noticeable drop in your muscle strength, according to a 2012 study. You shouldn't take off longer than that if you can avoid it, though. Nonathletes are more likely than athletes to lose their progress during periods of inactivity.
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    No expert here, but to say you've worked years for that muscle means it's not going to leave in a few weeks.

    I've not worked out since December really, and I'm pretty much the same size.

    Trust someone that does weights on and off. Yea you might lose that 'full' feeling but it's still going to be there.
    I have a good joke about water retention. But I'm going to hold onto it for now.
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