My weightlifting (size and strength) has hit the shits in the last year due to lack of sleep. I have adequate nutrition to cover my goals, and followed T-Nation training programs to the t.
However, I only sleep 3-4 hours a night due to an intensive academic program, and a busy as hell summer with internships all day and work all night.
I’m not complaining, I’m just looking to see if there is any specific protocol to apply with weights/food that would make up for the lack of sleep while trying to bulk up. As far as I can see, I will only be getting 3-4 hours for quite some time, and I would like to due anything in my power to prevent this continual downward spiral of body composition.
( I mean people come up to me at least twice a day and say “what happened man, you used to be huge” etc.) To me even excess calories wont make up for the lack of sleep, but I would value all your opinions. So, with no sleep, do I have any hope of adding muscle?