5 comments on “Physiology of Reversibility: If You Don’t Use It, You Lose It!

  1. Great job Josh. I would like to see more studies out there about how much activity is needed to maintain cardio vascular ( aerobic) fitness during periods of reduced training status when recovering from an injury i.e. %vo2max to maintain vo2max. It would also be interesting to see the same study for muscle strength and power and how much work and load are needed to maintain max strength and power. I personally believe that alot of detraining has to do with neuromuscular coordination, so if we can mimick functional movements as much as possiblie using multijoint exercises, even with decreased loads and speed, we can limit the effects of detrainning during injury recovery. Thanks for the interesting article

    Jay Barss MA ATC CSCS CES

  2. Good stuff josh. Really suits me being an ex MMA fighter now turned nursing student. I wonder how much I’ve lost already.

    • Thank you Nick.

      As you are aware, MMA takes hours of training to establish strength, power, and metabolic demands of the sport not to mention hours of rehearsal and practice to properly execute an arm bar or how to defend from getting caught in a rear-naked choke when an opponent has your back. While you may never forget how to do a movement – how strong, fast, powerful, and reactionary your movements are do regress with time off.

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