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Why scale weight is not important (photographic proof).

Saturday, December 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

December
13
2008

It’s finally Saturday! Man, this has been one long, busy and intense week. I am really looking forward to a couple of days off from everything. I actually have quite a bit to do today, but hopefully I can get it all done by early afternoon so I can relax. With the exception of my afternoon supplemental traps workout, I have tomorrow completely off.

Christy (“J_W”) started what I think is an awesome thread on the forum earlier this morning. The goal of her thread is to demonstrate (with pictures) why scale weight is all but meaningless for individuals who lift weights. Blunt instruments such as the bathroom scale and BMI (Body Mass Index) are only useful for average, sedentary people. If, however, you are like most JSF members, then you train with weights (and if you don’t, WHY NOT?) on a regular basis; that means you are not “average”. The methods commonly used by the general populace to determine how “fat” they are don’t have much use to you, the weight trained individual. Pictures, the mirror, tape measurements and body fat readings are the most useful tools of our trade – NOT the scale.

So, if you still live and die by the number on the scale, give J_W’s thread a good hard look. If you’ve made your own body re-composition changes, then please take part and post your pictures!

Well, I’d better get started on my extensive “to-do” list. The sooner I start, the sooner I’ll be done. Enjoy your day!

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