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Back from Break


#1

Yesterday, I just got back from a 3 week wildland fire training in Montana. During that time, I didnt have any access to any fitness facility so I made due with bw exercises of sorts. I definitely have seen a lost of muscle mass and Im sure strength along with it. My question is, with dealing with a lack of training for an extended period of time, what is the best way to approach getting back?


#2

Lift heavy. You just deloaded.


#3

keep it short sweet n heavy for a couple of seshes. I think Zietzorsky or whatever his name is wrote you'll experience a 10% strength loss every 4 weeks but tbh endurance, the ability to lift heavy multiple times is what goes first with me.

1 working set, call it a day

best

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#4

Ya I was thinking that direction. The only factor is the way my diet was. On scheduled deload, your diet is still in check. I didnt have the ability since I was training from 8 to 6 each day with only 3 square meals so that may cause problems.


#5

Come to think of it, the diet is probably what did you in. Three weeks isn't that incredibly long as far as time off. I didn't even consider that.

Just make sure you don't hurt yourself trying weights you would use before you lost strength.