How To Track And Assess Your Fitness Progress


Monitoring your progress is a vital section of remaining with your fitness goals on course. Maintaining a food log, work out log, taking “before and after” pictures, recording body weight, body fat, circumference measurements, and private records (PR’s) are all excellent methods to help keep you on course and going in the correct path.

You might not see much movement, when beginning a plan. Don’t get discouraged. It is not unlikely that you shedding a small body fat and are getting a small muscle. This can be the first stage when our bodies are adjusting to new stimuli, all of US go through. Stay with it.

Every single day can do more damage than good when monitoring body weight, weighing yourself. Your body weight fluctuates daily and at different times depending on things like undigested food, sodium ingestion, and fluid. Small day-to-day changes on the scale may be discouraging to someone ‘s weight loss attempts. Weigh yourself once per week each day on an empty stomach, wearing clothes that is no or minimal, utilizing the exact same scale. Your readings will be skewed by distinct scales so the scale must remain consistent.

In addition, the scale is only one tool for quantifying improvement. Don’t forget, the scale measures WEIGHT loss. Take each week of the month to quantify FAT decline to body fat readings. There’s an impact between these two. Look at it in this way. Hypothetically, two double brothers consent to take part in a 6-week research study made to evaluate how different mixes of macronutrients (carbs, protein, and fat) influence body composition. Both twins are put on a 2,000 calorie per day diet, and both stick to the same work out plan. Assuming all things are steady like body weight when beginning, as well as the quantity of weight found in the work out plan, twin “A” uses up 2,000 calories of Oreo Cookies each day, twin “B” uses up 2,000 calories of lean meats, vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds, and a reasonably low number of starches and sugars. Assuming twin “A” has not had any health complications after 6 weeks (which would be a wonder), their body WEIGHT may be around the same range but who do you believe will come out with a lower body FAT percent? How about just general better health? The solution to that’s clear.

Kristine Looper

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