For a personal reason I will not be capable to get enough calories (or proteins for that matter).
My question is whether lifting weights will only contribute from now on to "destroy" the muscle I've already built, because I understand that the principle of bodybuilding is to cause the muscle to grow by partial destruction of tissues and their subsequent reconstruction (fueled by food and rest).
Is there any chance I could lift without only causing my muscle to shrink ? I suppose not since, ultimately, it's about calories intake and overall caloric balance. But since I still have some fat tissue (and quite a lot of it since I am 20-25% body-fat percentage), I thought I could at least make this an opportunity to lose fat by training without really going for bigger weights, thus I would be at least capable to maintain muscle while dropping the fat, does this reasoning hold ?
Thanks for enlightening me and giving me suggestions.
Here are my stats :
- Weight : 170 lbs / 77 kgs ;
- Height : 5'11 f / 178 cms ;