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How Long Can You Go Without Exercise Before Your Body Starts to Lose Muscle?

Are your muscles like the value of a new car — ready to start shrinking as soon as you drive off the lot (or walk out of the weight room)? Happily, no. While you will experience muscle atrophy during long periods of inactivity, there's no harm in taking a short break from working out.

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    How Long Can You Go Without Exercise Before Your Body Starts to Lose Muscle?

    How Long Can You Go Without Exercise Before Your Body Starts to Lose Muscle?

    Are your muscles like the value of a new car — ready to start shrinking as soon as you drive off the lot (or walk out of the weight room)? Happily, …

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