I’ve completed the first twelve weeks of working with my new coach and my new emphasis on a bodybuilding style to lifting.
After two year of losing a ton of fat and powerlifting, it was definitely a big change. I had to build more muscle endurance. “You’re strong, but you lack endurance,” my new coach told me. He knew I was coming from a major transformation of fat loss and mental state, and he knew I had done powerlifting for a while.
The first six weeks were spent basically in ‘transition’ from powerlifting to bodybuilding. The second six weeks I dropped to ‘cutting’ calories and upped my activity level.
The results are in for the first twelve weeks as I had a body scan today. My bodyfat dropped 1.6 percentage points, which doesn’t seem like a whole lot… until you dig deeper into the data and realize I lost 3.2 pounds of fat and gained 5.3 pounds of lean body mass.
This is probably the most important point. By increasing Lean Body Mass, I increase how much my body burns just existing. This will in turn help me get leaner in the future.
There is still a lot of work to do as I work towards my goals, but this “intro” phase into bodybuilding techniques has been quite an adventure already. As I go full tilt into the next program starting tomorrow, I know I see great things ahead as I continue to improve my body composition, get stronger, more athletic, and more flexible.
|Body Shape Rating||77||74||3|
|Body Fat Percent||32.1||33.7||-1.6|
|Trunk To Leg Vol Ratio||1.2||1.4||-0.2|
|Hips At Max Width||15.7||15.7||0|
|Knee Left Two Inches Above||19.1||19.3||-0.2|
|Knee Right Two Inches Above||20||20.1||-0.1|
|Arm Left Volume||185||181.1||3.9|
|Arm Right Volume||196.9||181.1||15.8|
|Leg Left Volume||484.3||448.8||35.5|
|Leg Right Volume||496.1||468.5||27.6|
|Shoulder To Shoulder Length||18||17.7||0.3|
|Shoulder Left To Wrist Length||22.8||23||-0.2|
|Shoudler Right To Wrist Length||23||23.2||-0.2|
|Center Back Length||29.7||30.2||-0.5|