Out With The Scale

“Muscle weighs more than fat.”  We’ve all heard that before.  But that’s imprecise and not actually true.  It’s sort of like saying, which weighs more, 100 pounds of bricks or 100 pounds of feathers.

5 pounds of muscle weigh the same as 5 pounds of fat.  The difference is that fat is much more voluminous, whereas an equal weight of muscle is much smaller due to its higher density.  This photo illustrate my point.

A person weighing 150 pounds, but with 30 percent body fat, is going to look a lot larger than a person weighing 150 pounds but with only 15 percent body fat.

Moral of the story: lift weights to pack on muscle and boost your metabolism, and forget what your scale reads because clearly not all pounds are created equally.

Better than weighing yourself is determining how you look, feel, and perform.

Tuesday’s Skill

Push Jerk/Press (Elements)

Workout of the Day (WOD):

5 rounds for time of:

Run to the far corner (~330 meters)

15 toes to bar

20 back extensions

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Cristina getting stronger every time she comes in.

Shantanu setting a personal record on his press.

The toughest workout you’ve ever done, we call that Tuesday.

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