Just curious, do you guys consider a year off a long time? If you had to guess, how many months do you think it would take to come back from a year off if you had been working out pretty regularly for 5 years prior? Guess I’m wondering how long muscle memory stays a very potent aid to getting back.
Well, this largely depends on the amount of atrophy that has occurred. In my experience, total atrophy and 3 years off can be brought back within 6-8-10 months depending on the person. Maybe even a year. I have found a big part of gaining muscle back is knowing what works for you to make muscle in the first place.
If you take a year off and lose say about 1/2 of what you made, I am sure you could get that back within 6 months.
All of this, of course, is speculation not backed by anything other than my personal experience. [/quote]
I took three years off…new career, marriage, new home, baby, nuff said.
Anyway to my point. I returned back to gym this past January, and I think your on point with the timing. Although I am seeing great results, as does my bride. The finished product I would guess is another 3 months away.
I was on gear for years…and got up to 250-260 pounds. I’m currently at 225. I’ve been off for a long time, and I’ve never been able to get to that size or hardness. I could get to that weight, but I’m sure my waist would blow up to 46".
So to answer your question, without some type of T help, I doubt you’ll get to your roid size. Of course that would depend on how much you were taking and for how long.
Muscle memory is great…and you’ll enjoy the journey. Check out getting Alpha Male and other products to help boost your T level.
Never surrender…never give up no matter how long you’ve been out of the game. Time for new beginnings!