People are always saying that they want to lose weight. They get so caught up on the number on the scale, that they don’t even realize that it’s not about a number. It really comes down to how you feel and look. Are you clothes baggier than normal? Can you see the making of a two pack? Maybe you can see a new vein or muscle that has never been seen before? When it comes down to it, fat takes up way more space than muscle. I found a nice article here with the breakdown of the two in comparison.
“When starting a weight loss program, the scale will show an initial loss due to water weight and fluid loss. But many times the scale will start to go up even though your pants feel looser. The lesson is to focus on your body, not your weight. If you are working hard to get fit and see a weight gain, you may be adding calorie-burning muscles! When determining your overall health, focus on your body fat ratio to lean muscle mass. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. But the body fat is more “fluffy” and the muscle is more “dense and compact.” Muscles take up less space in your body, so body weight may go up as you add compact, tight muscle mass.”
So stop caring what the scale says and start asking yourself, “How do I feel?” Don’t let the scale tell you who you are.
Int:85/65, DB Pushups, Kipping pullups or Set # of DH
Beg:Front Squats for both AMRAPs 65/45, Bench Pushups, Ring Rows