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I had great muscle gains about 6 months ago. But recently I have stopped exercising intensely so I have become slightly fat. Will I lose muscle if I do not lift weights?

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  • Someone who works out intensely for 6 months should know the answer... – CanESER Aug 13 '15 at 9:51
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It depends on how well you eat and what you do with your life/body once you stop training, how far you got while you were training, your genetics, etc.

Muscle memory will most likely bring it back quicker than those who never lifted

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It has been proven that gains will still stay with you even years after, so not really. But gaining fat isn't a whole lot better then losing muscle.

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    "It has been proven" should be succeeded by a link to a study or another source. – Alec Aug 13 '15 at 18:04
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    Agree with @Alec, and it's not proven whether the gains are in the actual muscle or the amount of enervation/activation of the muscle. – JohnP Aug 13 '15 at 20:31

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