Best way/ways to keep muscle mass

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  1. Bisquick Mehoff

    Bisquick Mehoff Active Member

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    I fractured my wrist, and it's in a cast for 3 weeks. I was just curious to see if you guys knew of any ways to keep my muscle mass for the next 3 weeks while I can't work out. I'm going to be eating a fuckload more protein, and basically just doing sprint work and legs for the next three weeks, but any suggestions on how to keep everything else would be great.
     
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    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    uh not really you could probably just keep eating the amount but there will be some relative muscle mass loss. you could keep one arm jacked by playing with yourslef but the other arm will reduce in size.
     
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    That's what I figured, but I was just curious if you guys could think of anything. :hs:

    Oh, well, it'll be fun putting it back on I guess.
     
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    Crush Epidural hematoma up in this bitch

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    Keep lifting and add cardio. that way you won't get fat and you'll maintain your mass on one side. And just for the record, eating more protein than your body needs results in your body using that extra protein for fat synthesis.
     
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    Performing uni lateral exercises for the none injured side supposedly may benefit the none working side.
     
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    you can still work out dude

    I've broken both my wrists numerous times
     
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    true that
     
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    I broke my hand years ago and didn't lift for 2 months, no biggie, it really doesn't set you back like you'd think. Within a month you'll be back to your pre injury numbers.
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    Isometrics aren't terrible either.
     
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    BCAAs, creatine, food, etc
     
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    I would just rest for the 3 weeks.
    When I had to take off for 2 weeks, I came back even stronger. Just keep your calories up.
     
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    And trainiing the unilateral side won't necessarily help to retain muscle mass, its just keeping the motor patterns for the particular movements fresh.
     
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    Take this opportunity to lean up.

    Not being able to do most chest, back, arm, shoulder work will decrease your muscle mass but don't let it all go for nothings.... Take the chance to really lean up then and train the FUCK out of your legs. Training your legs/core will help keep the rest of your body tight.

    I would do tons of leg work, ab work, and lower back work. Take creatine and whey in addition to this and run a good amount. You'll lose strength and mass but at least your legs will be solid and you will be much leaner... leaving you with the opportunity to add more mass back onto a leaner frame :)

    If you gym has it, use this for the lower back:
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    i heard aminoplex? keeps those essential amino acids in, so your body doesn't wanna eat itself.

    food will do all that too though.
     
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    Crush Epidural hematoma up in this bitch

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    Eating the right foods is a much safer way of making sure you have your essential amino acids.
     
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    Aminoplex :eek4d:
     
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