Hi (Not sure where to post this)To start off I have been reading T nation since I learned to read(15 years old)and it has changed my life in a lot of positive ways. I am going to Marine boot camp in March and I have heard that muscular people lose muscle and strength while in. I don't consider myself muscular or strong but people have told me I'm going to lose like 20 pounds in boot camp because of all the running and not eating enough. Is this true?
Even if I do lose muscle I would still be happy to have the chance to become a Marine, so don't think this would impact my decision. I'm just curious and would like to at least try to retain muscle through boot camp. Plus I already swore in. Not sure whats relevant info but here goes...
age: 18 years old
weight: 190 pounds
dead lift max:425
clean and jerk:245
one and a half mile run time: 9:40
I have fallen out of shape since my last wrestling season so my max pull ups and run time should improve a lot.
Also any advice from anyone who has been through boot camp would be awesome and hugely appreciated.