I stay pretty consistant throughout the year with working out. This year i decided to get a little more serious with my winter training and have been lifting 6 days a week and eating close to my weight in protein for the last 14 weeks (journal is how i keep track). I have noticed a signifact gain in muscle and i dont see a need to get any bigger, i am by no means the hulk but i am satisfied. My question is, for you guys who build in the winter and then backpack train in the spring and summer, do you retain most of the muscle you built? Any advice on this topic would be great.