The Bad News :(
Reversibilty occurs within a relatively short time period after a Combat Athlete ceases to train. In fact, a staggering 30-40% of muscular endurance can be lost during an 8 week time period!
Some Better News ;)
Only about 10% of strength is lost 8 weeks after training stops.
Excellent News :)
Sport skills are retained for much longer periods of time. A skill learned well and therefore stored in the long-term memory is never forgotten.
Next week we conclude the Sports Training Principles’ series by discussing ‘Tedium’!