Monday, May 20
Here’s a great post about the science of “losing” your gains. As we approach the summer and people are taking more vacations, you may feel like you lose all your progress if you’re out of the gym for a week.
Luckily that’s not true. The research shows that strength, muscle growth, and endurance gains don’t disappear overnight. In fact, it takes 3-6 weeks for any real decrease in size or strength.
And even if your muscles look smaller after time off from training, it is probably because they’re storing less water and glycogen. But have no fear, those will return as you start training again!
Usually we all feel pretty rough during those first few workouts back from a vacation, but it’s not because you actually lost your strength and endurance. It’s most likely because you didn’t eat as well, traveled and sat a lot, and were in a different routine for a while. It takes a little time to readjust, but luckily all those gains you worked for didn’t disappear in a week, even if it might feel like it when you come back.
Workout for Monday, May 20
20 min AMRAP
5 Pull ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats