My understanding is that you can safely refrain from training for seven days before gains begin to break down. In fact, many programmes recommend a complete week's break every couple of months.
The loss of weight, therefore, is unlikely to be loss of muscle. Some of it may be fat loss, if you're eating less; some may be fluid loss, because, without training, I imagine you'll be drinking less, too.
I suspect, though, the differential in weight is due to normal fluctuations in body weight during a period of time.
Measuring body weight's a pretty unreliable guide, unless you look at a series of weights taken at the same time at regular intervals, and average them.
Far better to have your body fat measured by one of those amazing multi-functional watches which display your heart rate, state of fitness, lean muscle mass, core temperature, how much ear wax you've got, whether you need to blow your nose, etc, etc.
I hit exam time, and therefore i was unable to do my 5 days a week at
the gym or use a computer.
I have lost 5 pounds, could i lose this much muscle that fast, or is
it more likely loss of fat?
i havent been to the gym in 2 weeks, any thoughts?
I am starting back up tommorow.
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