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Old 18-Sep-03, 03:31 PM   #1
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How longdose it take for muscle to rebuild?


After you workout how long does it take for muscle to rebuild??????
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Old 18-Sep-03, 03:34 PM   #2
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After you workout how long does it take for muscle to rebuild??????
Depends what muscle it is. But the smaller muscles recover much faster than the larger ones.
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Old 18-Sep-03, 04:36 PM   #3
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Old 18-Sep-03, 06:13 PM   #4
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It depends on 1) how effectively (hard, but not too hard) you work it, 2) how you nourish it after the exercise, then 3) how well you rest it and let the healing process take place.
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Old 19-Sep-03, 01:53 PM   #5
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It depends on 1) how effectively (hard, but not too hard) you work it, 2) how you nourish it after the exercise, then 3) how well you rest it and let the healing process take place.
Exactly, I agree 100%! Depends on those factors, and even more importantly, how well YOU implement each of those factors. So basically your recovery depends on YOU. Well said Cursor!
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Old 21-Sep-03, 04:54 AM   #6
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After you workout how long does it take for muscle to rebuild??????
The Question was "how long does it take...?" NOT what are the factors that control this time...

anyway the answer is 48 to 72 hours wheres: biceps-48, quadriceps-72
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Old 21-Sep-03, 05:58 AM   #7
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The Question was "how long does it take...?" NOT what are the factors that control this time...
That's a general rule, but without the above factors taken into consideration the "how long does it take" question is impossible to answer. You can't just say to every person that your biceps will take 48 hours to recover. Not everyone is the same. If I go to workout and lift 5lbs for 3 reps it's not going to take my bicep 48 hours to recover. Obviously that's an exaggeration, but you get the point.
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Old 21-Sep-03, 06:18 AM   #8
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The Question was "how long does it take...?" NOT what are the factors that control this time...

anyway the answer is 48 to 72 hours wheres: biceps-48, quadriceps-72
Question: How long does it take to drive 100 miles?

Answer: Motor bikes take 48 minutes and cars take 72 minutes, every time without fail

But if you want a wild estimates I'd say a muscle rebuilds itself in about 7 -10 days depending on the factors mentioned above by Cursor et al
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Old 21-Sep-03, 07:11 AM   #9
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Wow Symzie -- good example .
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Old 21-Sep-03, 07:51 AM   #10
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Wow Symzie -- good example .
Without being too argumental I think you are wrong since I am thinking about recovery after a good, intensive, hard workout not a recovery after a walk in the park!

also my answer holds if you eat what you need to eat

I am just guessing that everyone here knows that and if not , well there are other threads for that isn't there?
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Old 21-Sep-03, 11:00 AM   #11
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When gobannana (or any other member) posts a very generalized question like, "After you workout how long does it take for muscle to rebuild?", It's virtually impossible to answer that question with any degree of accuracy. Providing a fixed time span as an answer to his question doesn't seem appropriate unless he knows the answers to the three considerations that I listed above.

While a fixed answer may be reasonable for someone who has adequate experience (like you, Sami), gobannana may very well have started weightlifting just last week. We just don't know. It could be that
  1. he has no idea what intensity level is appropriate to stimulate growth, and/or
  2. doesn't understand proper post-exercise nutrition, and/or
  3. isn't aware that muscle must me rested to experience growth
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Old 21-Sep-03, 11:01 AM   #12
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sami, you aren't taking into account that other people don't train the same as you, which the others above have. You can't give a hard fast number without knowing how someone trains.
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Old 09-Sep-13, 11:09 PM   #13
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The reason I stumbled across this thread in the first place is because I was curious as to the answer. I completely understand that there are many factors that would determine said recovery time, and I thank the FIRST person to reply to the thread with that answer, i.e. others: please don't answer the same answer as others have before you; it's essentially pontificating and rather annoying. Yes, we all now know that you know there are many factors that determine recovery time, as the others have posted before you. Congratulations! But please don't waste our time by posting the EXACT SAME reply as someone else. Lawdy, lawdy! Can I get an amen?! And thank you to the person who posted 48-72 hours; it was a helpful answer. I know, I know, "but it depends on intensity, etc." We all know the "48-72 hours" answer was a general answer; please don't send in the calvary, guys. Grr, internet forums...
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Old 13-Oct-14, 04:00 PM   #14
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1) How much are you eating, obviously the more you eat the faster it takes to recover.
2) What muscle are they. The bigger the muscle the longer it takes to recover.
3) Are you sleeping at least eight hours a day? Sleep is when the recovery process actually takes place.

Rule of thumb: 48 hours.

But again your body can adapt to your routine. When I was doing powerlifting routines I was doing full body workouts with only a 24 hour rest period.
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