This morning I did a hydrostatic body fat testing. It’s supposed to be the most accurate body composition test.
What I found out depressed me.
And is making me rethink everything.
Here’s the stats:
Weight: 125.2 lbs
Lean Mass: 107.6 lbs
Fat: 17.6 lbs
Percentage Body Fat: 14 %
Here’s the problem: my weight hasn’t changed in two years. My lean mass has a bit. My fat percentage has stayed the same. I am obviously more muscular. But if I want to lift more weight I have to gain more weight.
I have two options:
1) Gain weight. Results: Lift more.
2) Stay the same. Results: Lift the same.
It’s depressing really. If I stay the same, I’m only looking at incremental changes in maxes. But I don’t want to gain more weight.
Here’s the dilemma: I want to lift more but stay the same body fat percentage.
So I guess I’m stuck with option 2.
So why then am I trying so hard?
What it comes down to is this: I can’t worry about it or focus on it. I have to focus on my goals. Period. Whatever else will be will be.
All I can do is this: follow my nutrition plan and my workout plan. That’s all I can control. My body will do naturally what God designed it to do.
So why am I stressing? (see the 2×4 hit me over the head right now).
I just am….
Probably because I’m a product of this society and culture that values what you look like and in my head I have an image that I’m just not…