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by 1634 · about 22 hours ago

What can be done, in addition to weight training, to prevent muscle atrophy? Weight training is 1st on the list, but feel free to share specific protocols & research related to that. I lose muscle very easily, see below for recent evidence... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · February 02, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I deal with possible muscle atrophy a lot, and risk of muscle loss. Though I've never tracked it carefully, here's what I know anecdotally. One, staying active is key. This has sometimes meant doing simple bodyweight exercises when I'm otherwise... (more)

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by 39841 · about 22 hours ago

It's pretty well known that unloading muscles via prolonged bedrest or time spent in microgravity will result in noticeable atrophy. What I'd like to know is if there is some amount of atrophy that occurs between workouts. If we consider... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 22, 2011 at 1:17 AM

dont do too much because you can irreversibly damage your skeletal and cardiac muscle. I called my exercise physiology MD in our practice about your question and he said this does not happen......if you exercise consistently with rests. He... (more)

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by 140 · October 22, 2014 at 4:06 AM

So I went to the gym today for the first time in 10 days and I really struggled with my regular weights - I fear I have lost a considerable amount of strength in just 10 days. I am going camping for 2 weeks soon and unfortunately this means from... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 03, 2013 at 4:54 PM

You probably didn't lose lean mass in that short of a period. You probably however lost muscle memory for those lifts and lost some efficiency you were enjoying previously, thus making the lifts seem harder. Wikipedia on Muscle Memory: ... (more)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:29 AM

Hi, I'm really new to the whole paleo thing... I need a way to keep from gaining any substantial muscle and not have enough glycogen/serum igf levels to fuel my workouts. I've heard going paleo would help. This is mainly to facilitate my... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 08, 2013 at 6:58 AM

"I need a way to keep from gaining any substantial muscle and not have enough glycogen/serum igf levels to fuel my workouts." I'm sorry, but I don't understand the meaning of this sentence. What does "substantial" muscle mean to you? Are you... (more)

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