I was hoping that I could retain a good portion of my mass even if I worked out differently than I always have. It isn’t going well. I’m not happy with the amount of muscle I’m carrying right now. I don’t think I look terrible but I’m certainly not satisfied. I’ve developed that thin, reedy look that doesn’t please me. I look more like a ballerina or aerobic bunny than a lifter.
One day I’ll probably have to accept this type of physique (and I’ll be happy to have it) when I just can’t go as hard and heavy with the weights…but that day hasn’t arrived yet. I think the lighter, less challenging routine has given my body a good rest so now I’ll turn up the heat. I want my bigger shoulders back!