Originally Posted By: GWS

Re muscle loss, during this time I have been weight training and my max has increased. I have a hard time with greater levels of strength coinciding with loss of muscle mass for obvious reasons.

Can't a person's existing musculature become more efficient during training without any weight gain? You aren't losing muscle fiber, you aren't gaining new muscle fiber, but the muscle fiber you do have becomes more energy efficient such that a person is stronger?