🎓 📝 LAB REPORT-365 📝 🎓
#9 What happens when you stop training?
Detraining is the partial or complete loss of training-induced adaptations. It happens when there is insufficient training stimulus. This means if you decide to put Netflix on everyday for the next few weeks instead of getting your swole on then you can pretty much guarantee you’re going to be detrained.
Detraining characteristics are different depending on the training age of the athletes (duration of training) and the period of time where they haven’t trained. For example, squat strength in Olympic weightlifters declines 10% after 4 weeks of the cessation of weight training (Hakkinen, 1985). Detraining can also result in a decrease in muscle mass. After 5 months of detraining, muscle mass returns to pre-training levels.
What does this all mean? Training needs to be part of a lifestyle. 12 week challenges do not work, as they give they idea that there is an end to training. There is no end. Keep training.