Today I felt very strong and powerful. Last year in an effort to jump higher when I foolishly got down to 160 lbs., from my normal jumping weight of 168-171, I lost all power. I could not get on any decent size poles and my grip went down. It was a failed experiment in a world championship year. The fact I still got 2nd in Italy is surprising.
It's taken me about a year to get back to my normal training/vaulting weight. Oh I could gain the weight but it needed to be muscle mass. Just a few days over a year ago I left for Italy. Today I think I'm much better off and with one year left before worlds in Lyon, France, I will not forget that lesson.
Beast mode to me means that even when I start to look big and muscular that I will keep going and not back down just to stay lean. I am lean and getting stronger. But if bigger comes and it's effective then fine. In my early 40s I jumped 15'1" at 189. At 44 I jumped 14'7 1/2" at 178. In any case, there are no preconceived ideas where I should come out as long as it's not below 165. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Bubba
Megadeth - "Holy Wars" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d4ui9q7eDM GREAT power through your workout song!! My favorite line in the song is in the news everyday in the middle east, "Killing for religion is something I don't understand". Amen! These people have been fighting each other for hundreds of years. We're not changing it!