My decision to have this year away from the bodybuilding stage was
based on my quest to make some changes to my physique by
improving some of my weak points via extra rest and recovery and hard
Currently I am around 8kg or so above my stage weight but can still see
my abs as well as separation in my quads. My golden rule for the
offseason is to never get too fat as dieting back down is risky in terms
of losing hard earned muscle mass whilst going hard for an extended
period trying to lose all that 'excess baggage'.
It's not very enjoyable either!!
My goal now is to compete in one more season of Masters competition
in May next year so as to round out a wonderful decade of Masters
contests. I will then look forward to moving into the Grandmaster's
division (50 years and over).
Some may refer to this division as the old timers league, which whilst
true, still inspires me to still strive to improve and present as muscular
and aesthetically pleasing a package as humanly and NATURALLY as
I have continued my own version of HIT style training this year with just
3 workout days per week. This has allowed me to get plenty of rest and
recovery time whilst training relatively heavy.