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Weekly measurements.

Sunday, December 7, 2008 by  
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It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for my weekly tape measurements and body fat reading!

My scale weight this morning is 210.8 pounds. That’s identical to last Sunday’s weight, however last Sunday my weight was artificialy inflated due to water retention from Thanksgiving. My total weight gain over the past 2 weeks is 2.4 pounds (1.2 pounds per week), and that’s right on target.

I’ve now completed 10 of my planned 13 bulking weeks, and so far I’ve gained a total of 15.8 pounds for an average weekly gain of 1.58 pounds. Interesting side note: at the 10-week mark of my 2006 bulk I’d gained a total of 22.6 pounds. While my body fat estimates were way off back then (this was before I started using the 7-point caliper), I can alsmost guarantee that the nearly 7 pounds of additional weight were 100% fat (and also some of the “base” 15.8 pounds, of course!)

Speaking of fat, let’s check out this weeks body fat reading…

My body fat reading this morning is 13.0% (as measured by the Fat Track PRO Digital Body Fat Calipers). That’s identical to last week’s measurement. I seem to have a struck a very nice balance this year: my gains have been quiet consistant, and I’ve put on very little fat.

This week’s tape measurements (as measured by the MyoTape) show some nice improvements: my arms and chest are both up another quarter of an inch, and my quads are just shy of 25.75 inches (but they didn’t quite hit the mark). Next week for sure! I added a quarter inch to my hips, and that’s due to glute growth – almost certainly a direct result of those brutal Bulgarian drop sets. My waist size did not increase. Yay!

Overall measurement progress report: over the past ten weeks I’ve added three quarters of an inch to my forearms, 1.5 inches to my arms, 1.75 inches to my quads, a half inch to my calves and 2 inches to my chest.

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

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