some background information:
-diagnosed with cancer+surgery last november. recovered from the surgery by january and started chemo therapy. during chemo and whilst being very tired i managed to regain all of my muscle and strength but acquired some extra body fat.
stats at this time:
squat-405 x 3-4
-in May of /09 i had my right lung removed, and lost an incredible ammount of muscle and strength within weeks.
-now i am just about recovered and ready to begin training again.
1.)what type of program would you recommend in order to regain strength + size quickly? (i know i'll gain faster because of muscle memory). in the past i am a huge follower of westide 3.
2.) diet- i follow PN rules. should i dive right into a bulk or start off with a clean high protein maintanance phase? (right now im not really following any diet and am probably eating below maintanance, but i am usually 85-90% compliant when i train).
3.) Supplements- i use Surge Recovery, Flameout, Whey.
seeing as i have cancer and am still doing chemo i am open to any supplement protocols and suggestions that will maximize a quik regaining of my strength as well as being beneficial for a cancer patient. as far as i know the best dietary advice i have is to eat a diet high in antioxidants so i was thinking of throwing in some Superfood; good idea?. money isent really an issue but i like to keep it reasonable.
current weight- 178'ish (yes, very depressing)