Building Muscle Through Great Diet but Minimal Training
As per the title. What would happen if you stuck to a great clean muscle building diet (calorie surplus, high protein etc) but barely trained?
Reason I'm asking: start of January, I resolved to get into great shape. Plan was to shift 9 or 10 lbs of fat and then pack on a good stone / stone and a half of muscle. Last 2 months, I've eaten very clean in a calorie deficit while training (through running and bodyweight exercises) 4 times a week. I've now shifted the fat and am now seeing my abs. So I'm now at the stage where I feel I'm ready to start building muscle.
Unfortunately, 3 weeks ago, I developed golfer's elbow in my left arm and, though I'm getting it treated, it's going to take a couple of months or so to be right. Chins are too painful to do and though I haven't tried any free weights, I suspect that any exercise involving that arm will be the same - it hurts just pulling up the handbrake in the van! Funnily enough, press ups still feel ok though.
So it's a decision to either:
a) delay the bulk for 2 or 3 months until the elbow's fixed. Effectively stand still as I've barely got any more fat to shift.
b) attempt to bulk through great diet but very limited training (exercises just involving the other arm, press ups, abs, legs)