Scale (noun) – an electronic device used to control the emotions of its victim. Gives a false sense of control and is frequently demoralizing.
In all seriousness, no other fitness device is so useful yet so detrimental to your goals. But more times than not I’ve just seen it get in people’s way, and here’s why…
It Doesn’t Show You the Full Progress Picture
When people start a fitness program there are all kinds of adaptations going on in the body. These adaptations affect both your weight and your body composition.
Weight = all of your body mass, which includes fat, muscle, water, organs, bones, etc.
Body Composition = has to do with your ratio of fat mass to lean body mass.
It is entirely possible to not lose any weight, or even gain some, while still dropping body fat. I’ve talk about this in length in this article.
The scale sees no difference between a 150lb person and a 150lb sack of potatoes. And it doesn’t… Continue Reading