I was wondering if anyone has had success keeping LBM up while participating in intense cardio activities? I am in my mid/late 30's and have played hockey my whole life. It is one of life's enjoyments for me. I have also had a goal to weigh 225lbs(I am currently 210). I lean towards the ectomorphic side and have struggled to put weight on my whole life. Each winter the lake and some good hockey come calling.
This leads me to the same scenario every year: skip the good times and use the winter to pack on this mass I have been after or go and play (usually one 2-hour session per weekend)? I don't know if weight loss from these intense skating sessions is inevitable or if there is something more I can do to prevent this from happening. I pack myself full of carbs etc. beforehand, but it doesn't seem to help.
Makes me wonder how the NHL atheletes keep there size during their grueling seasons. I feel I may just not be able to genetically handle both and with my hormones heading in the wrong direction at my age, i'm thinking I may have to choose quickly if i'm ever to realize this 225lb. goal. Any comments are much appreciated.