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I believe I recall Lyle mentioning that 2/3 of your normal volume is roughly optimal for maintenance.

Obviously maintaining intensity on the bar is paramount. With Strength decreases being fairly indicative of muscle loss.
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I believe I recall Lyle mentioning that 2/3 of your normal volume is roughly optimal for maintenance.

Obviously maintaining intensity on the bar is paramount. With Strength decreases being fairly indicative of muscle loss.
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Whew lad. Finally found my optimal routine. God is good.

Anyway, been eating isocaloric macros more or less. Find it more enjoyable/satiating etc than high c or p with moderate f. Lazy IF too mostly on work days.
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In the past, 1x/week of full body training with 2-3 sets per muscle group per week has been enough to keep my muscle.
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I believe I recall Lyle mentioning that 2/3 of your normal volume is roughly optimal for maintenance.

Obviously maintaining intensity on the bar is paramount. With Strength decreases being fairly indicative of muscle loss.
Wow. Wrong again!

https://www.bodyrecomposition.com/tr...s-part-2.html/

Research showed you can CUT volume and frequency by 2/3rds. That means, if you know basic math, that 1/3 of your usual volume will do for maintenance.

Read the article. You may learn something
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In the past, 1x/week of full body training with 2-3 sets per muscle group per week has been enough to keep my muscle.
Aye I think I misrepresented what I was asking for. Not looking for absolute minimum that's sufficient but def a quicker and shorter way just because I enjoy lifting and would.miss it doing that little. Just waiting till I want to do more stuff and get more 'drive'. My leg training is basically what you described, though, 3 sets once a week for quad ham etc.

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Wow. Wrong again!

https://www.bodyrecomposition.com/tr...s-part-2.html/

Research showed you can CUT volume and frequency by 2/3rds. That means, if you know basic math, that 1/3 of your usual volume will do for maintenance.

Read the article. You may learn something
I'm convinced his has to be an elaborate troll account with some long term payoff
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Unread 09-28-2017, 08:53 AM
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I do something similar here and there. Sometimes it's good to just get in for some brief workouts for a while. Heavy, high volume lifting over a period of time can wear you down physically and mentally and just getting in for some abbreviated workouts can be a break from time to time without really losing anything. I've found I can often get stronger although this effect is usually quite limited- the typical dissipate fatigue, get stronger kind of thing.
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When I reached the point that I got burnt out on heavy load, heavy volume I reduced volume and load and started getting into the olympic lifts. That got me going again for a while. It kept me in the gym and motivated to do something weights related. It was fun to work on a skill, and the rapid progress was motivating as I moved from suck to less suck.
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Thanks guys both of you get what I'm aiming for. Was actually thinking of doing some volunteering and/or pickup sport too for a change of pace. Did some extra back work today was totally 'feeling' it.
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