Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Who cares how much you weigh?
I tend to keep people off the scale unless it's been a few months. Why? Well, a couple of reasons stick out. Because I'm not in the business of making people into stick figures. I like to see you at your best, which means lots of lean muscle mass and happy. If we chase numbers, let's chase the one's that are important - our benchmarks for performance. You see, weight means very little. When an athlete comes in and says "I'd like to lose 10 lbs", I usually say "no problem". I know that once you start to build some lean body mass, your body fat will get burned up as fuel. However, your body weight might not go down... uh... that's right - it might even go up! But as your lean body mass eats that fat for fuel, eventually you'll see those numbers go down.