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Weekly measurements; Maintaining 8% body fat now; Off from work today!

Monday, August 13, 2007 by  
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I decided to move my weekly measurements from Sunday back to Monday. This change is because my body fat reading, scale weight and tape measurements are inaccurate on Sunday, thanks to water retention from Saturday night’s cheat meal.

This morning my body fat reading is 8.1% (as measured using a 7-site pinch test with the FatTrack PRO Digital Body Fat Calipers from the JSF Amazon Mall).

8% is the body fat level that I want to maintain until I start my bulk on October 1. As I said at the end of my cut, maintaining 6% body fat is not practical for me. Maintaining 6% body fat is safe (for men) and quite possible, but it requires an ultra-strict diet. My diet is already pretty strict, but giving up my weekly cheat meals for the rest of the summer is not something I’m interested in doing. I may not be quite as ripped as I was on July 1, but 8% body fat is still very lean, and low enough to maintain a nice 6-pack.

I’m off from work today! I’m going to eat breakfast, go run some errands and then come back home this afternoon for my back/rear delts workout. I feel excellent this morning, and I’m looking forward to an brutal workout. After my workout I’m going to take a drive out to the new house and see how things are progressing. I’ll update my new home journal (an upgraded forum membership is required) when I get back.

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