08 Apr Byrd: Deload and Meet Plans
Eventually I will get enough balls to post a pic of where my body sits currently. If you have read my article on my weight loss, then you know that I have been working now for nearly a year to get my body weight down. My weight started at a high of 323, and currently sitting about 260lbs. I have set the goal to get off as much fat as I can and rebound carrying as much muscle as possible to lift in the 275 class. I have put my trust in both Brian and Scott to help me reach my goals.
Deload weeks are never sexy, they are not fun to read about, and are really just boring at times. With that said, I have to give credit where it is due, and admit that deloading is adding years to my lifting. It really is helping me save myself from me. I have not made my own health a priority in years, and it is really showing up now. That’s why I used the picture of me passing out today, because well I feel like death lately. Thankfully now is a good time to get it sorted out as we are starting to develop a plan for my next meet.
I have several more weeks of Paltos kicking my ass as I get ready to gain what I hope is some quality muscle mass on the way back up to about 280lbs. I have big goals for 275, and without reshaping my body to carry more muscle and less fat there was no way I could get there.
some random stuff in a slingshot
Piston style push downs
That was it for the day. I was having an aggravating day overall, and did a little more than I should have on my deload. Really I just needed to lift, so there had to be a little balance.
As far as meets go, I have set my sights on doing the RPS meet in Atlantic City come August. That gives me enough time to get where I need to be before meet prep. I had everything moving in the right direction at the Arnold and just did not make it happen. I need to get things back on track!