A important distinction is the reduction in muscle mass, yes I wasn’t ripped lean, but wasn’t fat. I am leaner now but much of the weight loss was reduced “vanity muscle” which was the price I had to pay to lose enough weight to reduce stress on my joints.
So not only did my broadjump increase, I didn’t have the day after pain and extreme stiffness I have had in the past from such work.
So far I can actually run, jog, and ruck with minimal; if any, wear and tear.
Another point on this is the fact that even after prolonged sitting I only experience some mild stiffness vice the pronounced limp I had until I got warmed up. This is a big deal for me.
My plan is to continue this change in my build, despite my improvements I still can lose a bit more and will try to find the point where I begin to lose ability. Find that balance point.
This I believe is the key to my continued ability to do field work.