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Body improvement report 3 
29th-Jun-2006 10:53 pm
southpark
Progress this month was pretty good, for the most part. My weight keeps going down very nicely. Body fat and muscle mass went in mostly the correct directions, but they both had a weird spike the last few days of the month. I think something's wonky with my scale, to be honest. There's no way one missed workout makes that much of a difference. Excluding those data points, my body fat is down 7.7% to 21.1% (87.5% of my goal of 20.0%), muscle mass is up 14.2# to 222.2# (64.5% of my goal of 230.0#), and my weight is down 11.5# to 295.9# (92.7%(!) of my goal of 295.0#). Not bad at all. I'm still going to look into stepping things up a bit.

As for what I did differently, well, at the beginning of June, I took a week off working out (Doctor's orders! Really! It didn't take much to convince me, though). I think it genuinely helped though; I was able to lift noticeably more the next week. I've also switched over to an A-B-A routine, rather than doing the same thing 3 times a week, and I think that was a good move too. Sadly, my gym seems to not be running the personal training special that I'd heard they would, so I may still be on my own for a while yet.

Overall, though, my stamina is up (oooo, forgot to plot my endurance numbers, which I have from the beginning of the year), and I'm looking and feeling better. So, I'm calling it a success!
Comments 
30th-Jun-2006 07:03 am (UTC)
What's your THAC0?
30th-Jun-2006 07:51 am (UTC)
*snork*

I need a good followup to that, but it's just too damn late right now.
30th-Jun-2006 07:11 am (UTC)
You have more lean mass than I have person!

One thing about all the home impedence-based body-fat measurement tools is that they're really sensitive to hydration levels. And moisture on the skin. And things that you may be digesting.

And weather patterns. And disturbances in the Force. And...

30th-Jun-2006 07:54 am (UTC)
Hee! Oh, yes, I am not a small person. That's usually a good thing, but not always. In particular, almost every published health/fitness chart doesn't work for me at all; I'm either off the edge, or it doesn't take into account my large frame.

Yeah, if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have bought my fancy scale; instead, I'd've bought one of the hand-held impedance devices instead. I've tried one at my gym a few times, and it seems to give much more consistent results. Hindsight, 20/20, and all that...

Good luck with your fitness goals too!
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