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2005/07/21 16:33:15 (permalink)

Muscle Memory

I keep on hearing this again and again, what does it actually mean?

Does this basically mean, if you were huge at one point in your life, then stopped training for a long peroid of time and shrunk down, could you get to that sort of mass again easier because your muscles have a "memory" of how big they were?

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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/21 16:45:46 (permalink)
    go on AW ....................
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/21 16:47:47 (permalink)
    well taking in age ,anything you might be on ,ect, but yes.
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    n i n j a
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/21 16:57:42 (permalink)
    pretty much

    having recovered from several operations i can honestly say it's easier to get back up to a weight than it was to achieve it in the first place.

    ninja

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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/21 16:57:49 (permalink)
    Is there actually any scientific evidence for muscle memory? Links please!
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    volatile
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/22 12:31:38 (permalink)
    BUMP!


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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/22 13:42:12 (permalink)
    basically say it took you 2 years to go from 11st to 14stone, and then stopped working out n dropped back to 11st. If you then decided to start working out again, it would take less time to get back to 14st than it did the 1st time, due to muscle memory.
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/22 18:19:10 (permalink)
    Well I will be an experiment. I was 195 lbs about a year ago at the same bodyfat, now I am 175 lbs at the same bodyfat due to a back injury that kept me almost static for 8 months and then about 3 months of recovery and epidurals. So let me be a guinea pig.... keep track of my journal and see how I go. Watch my weights and I will post pics every month or so I guess....
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/22 18:23:43 (permalink)
    Surely some part of muscle memory must be attributed to the fact that the trainer is likely to be more knowledgeable and experienced.. not just the memory of the muscle itself?
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    RE: Muscle Memory 2005/07/22 18:28:14 (permalink)
    yea, its everything...coming back you are driven to repeat past success so extra care is taken and workouts are more intense...slyblack will once again be 196=5lb fighting machine !!!

    click on 'my journal' below to be instantly whisket to pictures of my muscle memory at work...


    (i was 14 stone.down........to 11 ...................etc etc etc etc etc)


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