..." Muscle memory ". Does it happen?

  1. ..." Muscle memory ". Does it happen?


    If I have been more muscular than I am now, and lost it after injury and inactivity for years... i have gained most back now and plateaued.

    So would it be easier to keep my gains from a cycle if I had been the size I reach a a time before in life???


  2. Not sure but i do know its easier to re-make gains you lost than gain new ones.
    Id take advantage of that first then run

  3. Definitely. Just look at Victor Martinez who lost all his size when he went to jail for 8 months and wasnt allowed to lift weights. He bounced back in no time.
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  4. Well although the gains came faster this time than they did when I originally built it, I don't feel like I'm really "bouncing back" the way I had hoped. Maybe with so many years of inactivity my muscle memory was getting Muscle Alzheimer's...

  5. Yes it does my story is too long to tell but believe me I am living proof
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    Please do tell. At 5'10" and 158lbs I am very interested in your muscle memory story.
    We live in a time where our planet suffers from two epidemics simultaneously - starvation and obesity.

    Look at all these little kids taking care of the music biz, don't their business take good care of me.

    I have the fire, I have the force, I have the power to make my evil take it's course.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn
    Please do tell. At 5'10" and 158lbs I am very interested in your muscle memory story.
    You're talking to a person who was 90 lbs when he was 18. You think because I weigh 167 now that I'm a small guy lol. You would be wrong. What's up with the ******* response. Have some class. Seriously what the **** is your issue?
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    No. I asked you to tell us your muscle memory story.
    IMO muscle memory is a muscle that returns to the state that it once had.
    Do you have that story?
    We live in a time where our planet suffers from two epidemics simultaneously - starvation and obesity.

    Look at all these little kids taking care of the music biz, don't their business take good care of me.

    I have the fire, I have the force, I have the power to make my evil take it's course.

  9. You are your own maker. Train dirty.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by JD261985

    You're talking to a person who was 90 lbs when he was 18. You think because I weigh 167 now that I'm a small guy lol. You would be wrong. What's up with the ******* response. Have some class. Seriously what the **** is your issue?
    Most everyone is like this around here...

  11. Quote Originally Posted by BlackGT99

    Most everyone is like this around here...
    I disagree.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by BlackGT99 View Post
    Most everyone is like this around here...
    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    I disagree.
    well, if by everyone he means me......

    but he has a point, im curious to the muscle memory story as well.

    I have one...

    at 20 i was 150, felt great, stong, young, in my prime.

    then I almost died from a brain tumor. (non cancerous) reall f'ed me up.

    dropped down to 130 (5'9 at the time) during recovery.

    once i was able to begin working out again, easily returned to 150.

    later on, got mixed up with bad influences, started using drugs.

    back down to about 140.

    got married, turned life around, back to 155 that time.

    cool story bro....
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  13. by 5'9 at the time, i say that because since I started squating with weight, i've gotten shorter in the last 8 years. 1/2" shorter.
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  14. Im not tall enough to risk even 1/2 inch of height lol.
    You are your own maker. Train dirty.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by kdeome
    Im not tall enough to risk even 1/2 inch of height lol.
    It would happen over such a long time that it would be unnoticeable. Unless you jump out of airplanes and Ruck March regularly, then it happens fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbryand101b View Post
    well, if by everyone he means me......

    but he has a point, im curious to the muscle memory story as well.

    I have one...

    at 20 i was 150, felt great, stong, young, in my prime.

    then I almost died from a brain tumor. (non cancerous) reall f'ed me up.

    dropped down to 130 (5'9 at the time) during recovery.

    once i was able to begin working out again, easily returned to 150.

    later on, got mixed up with bad influences, started using drugs.

    back down to about 140.

    got married, turned life around, back to 155 that time.

    cool story bro....
    Yes, that is an example of "muscle memory" - muscle having returned to it preatrophied condition. Saying I was 90lbs when I was 18 and now I am 167lbs when I am 20something is not "muscle memory." It's often called passing through puberty or actually lifting weights, eating right, or both passing through puberty and the aforementioned.
    We live in a time where our planet suffers from two epidemics simultaneously - starvation and obesity.

    Look at all these little kids taking care of the music biz, don't their business take good care of me.

    I have the fire, I have the force, I have the power to make my evil take it's course.
  

  
 

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