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    Default Did time off really break plateau? Something Else?

    I've been hitting the gym on average 4 days a week for the last 2 years. The first year I took about 3 different weeks off to reset, and this year was the same except last month I took and additional 3 weeks off but in succession. Its weird because during this time frame I have broke a weight loss plateau that has been nagging for a while now. The only thing I can think of is, maybe I was fatiguing my overall system and that much of a hard reset was exactly what I needed. shouldn't be too much muscle loss, because it was 10-15 pounds lost in 2-3 weeks. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by case2200 View Post
    I've been hitting the gym on average 4 days a week for the last 2 years. The first year I took about 3 different weeks off to reset, and this year was the same except last month I took and additional 3 weeks off but in succession. Its weird because during this time frame I have broke a weight loss plateau that has been nagging for a while now. The only thing I can think of is, maybe I was fatiguing my overall system and that much of a hard reset was exactly what I needed. shouldn't be too much muscle loss, because it was 10-15 pounds lost in 2-3 weeks. Thoughts?
    Weight loss could be loss of muscle glycogen/water and especially if you cut back on your food when not training
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    10-15 pounds in 2-3 weeks actually sounds like quite a bit of muscle loss. Are you measuring your body composition in some way?
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

 

 

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