Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Looking darn good. Especially your back. Didn't realize your were packing that much muscle. Don't know if I've ever seen a pic of you.
Thanks for the encouragement, BTB.
I'll be honest though, my arms, neck and shoulders are all an inch SMALLER than my best and my waist is three inches above where I like to be.
I'll say it was the 6+ weeks of rest I took while intentionally eating extra. That was completely necessary, but this year, taking a few smaller planned breaks should allow me to take maybe only 4 weeks off this December. That will help me maintain my size and lower BF% much better.