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2007/06/13 23:04:48 (permalink)

back to training...need help.

Hi everyone. I stopped training for about 3 years (if not longer) and decided to do it again about a month ago.
Im back on track trying to bulk....im eating about 3000 calories a day and keeping around 180g protein as well.
im on a 3 day split rutine (5x5).

Im doing the exact same as I did the last time I bulked up (over 3 years ago) but im starting from the bottom since I have lost a lot of muscle over the years do to bad nutrition and zero training....i actually got very skinny. I went from doing 200lbs on bench press to only doing 135lbs.

The thing is that I've been doing this for over a month now and haven't really seen any results...and as far as I can remember, this worked wonders for me back in the day, since the results were visible within weeks. Now it seems that the gains are minimal, im not getting stronger, im not getting bigger.

I am afraid that my body has changed since I didnt take care of myself for so long and i let my body autoconsume the muscle that I had.....maybe this has effected me in some way and it wont let me grow as fast as I used to..im not really sure...so i decided ask for advise.

So is this possible? have I weakend the muscle by not taking care of it for so long? can anyone tell me?
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    Balin
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    RE: back to training...need help. 2007/06/15 21:57:24 (permalink)
    anyone?
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    RE: back to training...need help. 2007/06/15 22:09:10 (permalink)
    I don't know the exact words or the quote, but something like "doing the same thing over and over, getting the same results over and over, is the definition of insanity".

    If nothing's working right now, there's something fundementally wrong. You could look at it this way:
    -Diet
    -Rest
    -Training
    -Other

    How's your diet? Are you getting enough sleep? Post up your training plan. Have you recently started bricklaying, or doing other similar physical jobs? It could be burning more calories.



    Also, you probably have weakened the muscle, but you shouldn't have weakend the potential to get stronger (ie. Not training hasn't given you the inability to get bigger/stronger, you've just lost some of what you previously gained)
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