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Old 01-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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HOW TO MEASURE PROGRESS

Useing the scales is not always an accurate way to measure progress since so many factors can effect your weight.

Besides the scales you should watch to see how your clothes are fitting and how you feel. When dieting and exercising you wont only pull off fat but you will put on lean mass which helps you burn more calories. Keep in mind muscle weighs more than fat so in all actuality you can keep pulling fat off while not showing any loss on the scales.

A good way to measure progress is to actually take measurements on different areas of your body once a week along with a weigh in on the scales.

A typical set of measurements to be taken are......

NECK
CHEST
BICEPS
FOREARMS
WAIST
THIGHS
CALVES

This way you can keep watch to see if you are loosing size even though scale loss may have stopped.


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I totally agree. Muscle mass weighs so much more than fat. I have lost only 10-15 pounds over the last 4 months, but my pant size is decreasing, shirts are getting looser, and I am adding weight to all my exercises. I could care less about how much I actually weigh at this point.
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In addition to taking measurements, a body composition monitor helps measure progress as well. While they are generally not very accurate, they can show a decline in body composition which helps paint a picture of overall progress.
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In addition to taking measurements, a body composition monitor helps measure progress as well. While they are generally not very accurate, they can show a decline in body composition which helps paint a picture of overall progress.
second on this quote. Also a good thing to do is take a photograph of your self every month or once a week.
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Check out:

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/

You can post and track progress, progress pictures, stats, lifts, etc, and it puts it all in a sweet graph format and shows percentage of progress, etc.
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Check out:

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/

You can post and track progress, progress pictures, stats, lifts, etc, and it puts it all in a sweet graph format and shows percentage of progress, etc.
second that. It really does help to have this site
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