I went travelling for 6 weeks and have just got back. I've been to the gym twice since then and both times have been a depressing affair. My upper body strentgh hasn't suffered much but my lower body is noticeably weaker. Whereas I'd just reached a personal best of 65kg 3x3 squats the day before I left, I am now struggling with 40kg.
Part of me wants to push myself to lift heavier and heavier, but I know this is only going to lead to me injuring myself. Is muscle memory even a thing? Will it take as long as it did in the first place to build my strength up again?
Haven't trained in 6 weeks. Best course of action? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-07-2014 20:41
- 12-07-2014 20:57
Isn't it obvious? Start training again!!!!
It won't take as long to regain strength as it did to build it in the first place. But you may want to ensure you are eating at least maintenance if not slightly above to help speed up re-gains.