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    restarting gym after 20 days off

    monday i will start gym after 20 days off due to an injury so do i need to start directly my usual workout or should i train in a different way for some time and then return to my workout??

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    Muscles have great memory so I would jump into your old routine, however I would hold off on the weight you were using and start lighter and ease into it.

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    I'd probably feel like ass and jump back full force. Your muscles will be crying for a few days though, so make sure your only lifting each once a week. I once read a study about taking time off and its effects on muscle atrophy and strength loss. They tested a few weighlifters, and made them lay in a bed for three weeks, with no exersise, just food and necessities etc. It concluded that after three weeks, none of them got any smaller, or weaker. I just thought that was pretty interesting, the mental barrier will probably make you feel weaker and smaller !

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    Originally posted by temperoath
    I'd probably feel like ass and jump back full force. Your muscles will be crying for a few days though, so make sure your only lifting each once a week. I once read a study about taking time off and its effects on muscle atrophy and strength loss. They tested a few weighlifters, and made them lay in a bed for three weeks, with no exersise, just food and necessities etc. It concluded that after three weeks, none of them got any smaller, or weaker. I just thought that was pretty interesting, the mental barrier will probably make you feel weaker and smaller !
    yea man today was my first chest day and i benshed exactly the same weight but 1 reps less i think it is ok i did few chin ups 2 and it was i dont think i lost strenght

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    Man, I wouldnt just jump back into the old workout, its amazing how much you can lose in just a few weeks. I say use moderate to heavy weight for about 2 weeks, then jump back into your old routine, unless you feel you can just jump back into your old routine. I took off for like 3 weeks and when I went back, I was maxxing out with stuff I usually warmed up with. 2 weeks back in and i was putting up more than what I used to, but i needed time to get used to it again.

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