Just wondering if anyone on here can provide some advice.
Im usually a fairly hard gainer, i eat right, train hard, get plenty of rest etc etc. A good example is that i train with my brother, we train with the same intensity, eat the same, yet he can put on muscle quiet easily while i struggle. we have different body types (im an ecto) which explains it all really. Now my question is...
Ive just come out of hospital after a fairly severe car accident at 100km an hr. Im suffering from a fractured vertebrae in my neck, my neck tendons are completely shot, and i will be in a neck brace for ATLEAST 2 months, ive also been diagnosed with a cracked rib and sternum. Pretty much, im lucky to have walked away without paralysis or even surviving the car accident. Doctors were amazed at how little damage i suffered.
Now, as mentioned im hard gainer and i lose muscle quiet easily when im not training.
My question to you all is, what can i do to ensure i retain as much muscle as possible while im not training? (and not put on fat excessive amounts of fat) I was thinking of staying on a high protein diet with minimal carbs as i wont really be doing much to burn the carbs off. Im thinking of maybe going 1.5 of my daily protein needs, and keeping my carbs to about 1/2 of what i need. Does this sound about right?
I know at this stage theres nothing i can do exercise wise to assist in retaining muscle, i just pretty much need to know what i can do with my diet to help retain as much muscle as possible.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
From your friendly neckbraced lifter. lol.