Some stats: 22 years old, 5’11", 150lbs. Hypermetabolic, have ALWAYS had a hard time gaining/maintaining weight.
I spent three years in college working out 6 days a week with great results. Defined muscles, visible abs, prominent veins… I was pretty ripped even though I think my overall weight topped out at about 140lbs.
About a year ago, I started mountain biking competitively. The time I used to spend in the gym is now spent on the trail or cross-training on the road. I still do a little lifting, but it is mainly for endurance - high reps at low weight.
Since I started cycling I have gained about 10lbs - mainly around the stomach - and am no longer ripped. There is definition when I flex but I would like to get back to (or at least closer to) my previous build.
My dilemma is - even at 150lbs I’m still very much underweight for someone of my height. So although I’d like to re-cut I don’t want to lose much weight (weight gained via muscle replacing fat is A-OK, of course!) With my training schedule on the bike I don’t have a lot of time to spend at the gym.
Looking for any advice or suggestions you guys have to offer. I think it may be more of a dietary thing but any training tips are definitely appreciated.