A former fixture within the huge leagues, Kyle Farnsworth spent 16 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher, most notably with the Chicago Cubs (1999-2004). After a number of years away from the baseball diamond, he’s now able to carve himself out a spot in a wholly totally different career — as a bodybuilder.

On June 21, 2022, Farnsworth shared a glimpse of his new large bodybuilding physique on his Twitter account. The 46-year-old will take this muscle-abundant physique to his first bodybuilding competitors, the 2022 National Physique Committee (NPC) Sheru Classic Southern USA Championship Qualifier. That contest — the place Farnsworth will compete within the Novice Classic Physique division — will happen on June 25, 2022, in Orlando, FL.

Very uncommon fitness center toilet selfie. 4 days out to my first physique constructing competitors. Classic Physique. These previous few days have been enjoyable with no carbs! #classicphysique #bodybuilding #pitcherswholift #npc #southernnational #hardwork #tats #sheruclassic pic.twitter.com/TS1fcdzTC4

— Kyle Farnsworth (@24_7Farnsworth) June 21, 2022

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While Farnsworth didn’t disclose his exact physique weight, it’s obvious that it’s a substantial pivot from his baseball-playing days. According to Baseball Reference, Farnsworth featured at 6-foot-4, 230 kilos throughout his prolonged pitching profession.

Given the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro League’s (IFBB) parameters for the Classic Physique division, the taller Farnsworth can work with a weight vary as much as and together with 262 kilos. Wherever his weight stands precisely, it’s clear the previous pitcher has been fairly diligent in conditioning himself for bodybuilding.

A Major Shift

Farnsworth’s shift to aggressive bodybuilding in his mid-40s is perhaps most notable for its distinct bodily calls for. Whereas Farnsworth as soon as needed to primarily give attention to maximizing his pitching velocity whereas sustaining a high quality command (or accuracy) together with his pitches, bodybuilding undoubtedly asks extra of his general health and power.

Instead of placing out skilled hitters on the plate, Farnsworth now virtually definitely watches what he places on his plate for meals. After repeatedly understanding his proper pitching arm to relative exhaustion throughout observe and video games, he now possible facilities a lot of his power on coaching his complete physique when he can. Among different physique components, that coaching focus most likely contains Farnsworth’s arms, legs, and core.

The Next Steps

Following a baseball profession about longevity, it appears Farnsworth desires to make his bodybuilding foray final. The athlete elaborated on his near-future as a competitor and a number of the feelings he’s feeling in a current publish from late May 2022 on his Instagram.

“Four weeks out to my first bodybuilding competition here in Orlando,” Farnsworth wrote. “The NPC Southern USA National Qualifier. Very excited to be a part of the Sheru Classic [Qualifier] and to see what I can do. I will be competing in the Novice Classic Physique class. I have always wanted to do one, and it’s never too old to start. When you are a competitor, you have to find things to compete in.”

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With an outright win within the 2022 NPC Sheru Classic Southern USA Championship, Farnsworth can earn an computerized bid within the NPC Sheru Classic Nationals. Those will happen on December 2-3, 2022, in Orlando, FL. If his efforts to remake his physique are any indication, Farnsworth may quickly be in retailer for a stellar bodybuilding profession.

Featured picture: @24_7Farnsworth on Twitter