I’m wondering about to what extent muscle memory actually works, you always hear people saying even when they lost a ton of muscle, no worries muscle memory is there, you’ll have it back in no time, but to what extent is this even possible? Like I can imagene that it depends on how long you haven’t trained? I’m familar with the concept of nuclei, but to what extent does this work.
For example I used to be quite buff around 2014/15, that was my peak, after that I had a full stop at bodybuilding, and gear, quit for about 3/4 years, totally no training whatsoever, i quit everything and led a different life for a while, I lost a significant amount.
Now I’ve been back at it and on moderate high TRT.
I was wondering would it even be possible for that muscle from years ago to come back, if i keep training and eating well consistently, would my body still be able to get back to that from years ago or has it been too long ago? Not the full size of that time but at least some of it? Or would it only be possible to with cycles?
How exactly does this work, I have never quit training for years before so this is a first for me.