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All weight is not created equal!

Saturday, August 30, 2003 by  
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165.8 pounds &  8% body fat

August 29, 2003 - 165.8 pounds & 8% body fat

166.2 pounds &  12% body fat

May 1, 2003 - 166.2 pounds & 12% body fat

I thought it would be interesting to compare how I look now at 166 pounds to how I looked at 166 pounds during the fat-loss phase of my program. These pictures really show the difference weight training makes. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking purely in terms of total weight lost, ignoring their body fat to lean mass ratio. As these pictures demonstrate, all weight is not created equal!

In the first picture (May 1, 2003) I weigh 166.2 pounds and have 12% body fat (about 20 pounds of fat). In the second picture (August 29, 2003) I weigh 165.8 pounds, but am at 8% body fat (about 13 pounds of fat). The fat has been replaced with muscle and, as you can see, it makes a big difference in my appearance. This is why I believe weight training is such an important part of any good fat-loss program.

It’s time for me to work on building some more new muscle. Today I’m hitting my pecs, delts and triceps. I’m bloated up with about 3 pounds of water after yesterday’s cheat meal, so I’m looking forward to an intense, sweaty workout. 😉 Have a good day, cya tomorrow!

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