Body weight is used by the majority of people as an indicator of fitness progress. When people try to change their physique and don’t see the figures dropping off the weighing scales each week, they tend to get a little discouraged, even if they feel progress with their actual workouts or in the mirror.
This is a serious flaw in thinking that they must be losing weight in order to change their body composition. People often forget about the fact that muscle, fat, bone, and water all play an important part in what number they see on the scale each week.
Body weight is about so much more than just ‘fat’.
Based on your fitness level, your weight comes from a combination of muscle, fat, water, bone and organs, tissue etc… Losing water weight can lead to the appearance of losing fat, but in reality, body fat % is the only reliable way of telling your real improvement in terms of health and fitness – so the scales can take the back seat for today.
Make sure never to confuse “weight loss” with “fat loss” meaning that if you’re building muscle at the same time, you may actually gain ‘weight’ but look and feel a lot leaner in reality. This is “recomposition,” and requires slightly more complicated measurements to accurately assess your fitness (like body fat %).
So please, please, please, trust us when you start on your new journey of health and fitness. Let us take care of the measurements while you continue the hard work and dedication in the kitchen, at home, and when out and about with friends or family.
If you would like to learn more about your own body fat percentage, why not pop into our gym and speak to one of our trainers today. Call 8534091 to make your first consultation, with no obligation.