It sounds like you need to maximize clean calories and protein intake to reverse the muscle loss. Try MCT oil to supplement the calories, and whey for the protein. Although whey is well known, MCT is less so, but a boon to someone looking to supplement their diet with clean calories after exhausting their daily food volume capacity. MCT oil is best taken with some food to slow absorption, otherwise like most oils it can have an undesirable side effect. Believe it or not, some bodybuilders supplement up to 2000 cal per day on MCT oil.
As to the cardio part of the equation, with a high metabolism less is more when trying to add muscle. Have you checked out the Crossfit exercises that seem to maximize strenght/function in a short period of time?
current weight: 224.0
Fitness Minutes: (480) Posts: 12 11/21/10 12:58 P
Well if my preferred choice of sports wasn't challenging enough(usually the only girl lifting with the boys) I also have to work around narcolepsy. Imagine having an amazing workout but taking 10 days to recover. Had to learn and implement manual recovery. I had to take a year off because I had a severe reaction to the medication they gave me. Plus the medication I can take speeds up your metabolism and I lost 15 lbs. Doesn't sound like a lot? Well I weighed 132 and had 15% body fat. So everything I lost was muscle. Now I'm starting over again. Except reaching the goals I have already attained is so frustrating. I want to compete again and I'm looking forward to any advice and support you can give. Thanks in advance :)
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