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Weekly measurements.

Sunday, November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Daily Blog


It’s Sunday and, as always, this morning I’ll be taking a look at my weekly tape measurements and body fat reading.

My scale weight this morning is 208.4 pounds. That’s a 1.2 pound gain over the past week. I’m happy with this number.

I’ve now completed eight weeks of this year’s thirteen week bulk, and so far I’ve gained a total of 13.4 pounds – an average gain of 1.68 pounds per week. Let’s move on to this week’s measurements and body fat reading…

My body fat reading this morning is 12.9% (as measured by the Fat Track PRO Digital Body Fat Calipers). That’s identical to last week’s reading. Very cool. Let’s see how the tape measurements look…

This week’s tape measurements (as measured by the MyoTape) show a small amount of progress in several areas; however (with the exception of my hip measurement), there was not a full quarter inch of growth on any single measurement. So, because I always round down, most of my “official” measurements remain unchanged this week. In contrast to my other measurements, my hip measurement shot up a half inch! I know that sounds crazy, but this happens on every bulk. My glutes just respond extremely well to training.

So, here’s my overall measurement progress report: over the past eight weeks I’ve added a little over a half inch to my forearms, over an inch to my arms, 1.5 inches to my quads, a half inch to my calves and just over 1.75 inches to my chest.

All my stats, past and present, can always be found on the stats page.

My back is feeling much, much better. Yesterday I didn’t take any Aleve or even need to ice it down. There’s still a small amount of pain, so I know it’s not 100% recovered, but I’m going to go ahead and give myself the green light to do my normal leg workout tomorrow (including squats). I’ll take things slow and do plenty of warm-up and acclimation sets before I get into the working sets. If I feel like things are still not right, I’ll back off.

Later today I’ll be doing my supplemental Sunday traps workout. I’ve been encouraged by some recent visible growth in this very weak area, and I want that to continue.

In other news, JSF has a new sponsor coming aboard! You can expect the announcement tomorrow or the next day. This is a big one…

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