Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Here are my monthly progress photos!
Left is the end of February, middle is the end of March and right is the middle of April!
It looks like I suddenly lost a lot of fat but actually I have been consistent in both my eating and training. This goes to show that while fat does not just "fall off" but you can get a dramatic difference by being consistent. While I have been losing weight at relatively the same rate for the past 10 weeks, it has only been in the past two weeks that there has been a dramatic change in my body's appearance.
Also the difference between muscle and fat density is very evident in how my workout leggings fit - how high they are now compared to 2 weeks earlier!!
I also got stronger - tested my one rep max for all my lifts this week and got:
Squat 110kg (242.5lbs) which is a 10kg (22lb) PR
Bench 62.5kg (137.8lbs) which is a 2.5kg (5.5lb) PR
Deadlift 120kg (264.6lbs) which is a 5kg (11lb) PR
I was going for 65kg (143.3lbs) for bench and 125kg (275.6lbs) for deadlift but was not strong enough! Not gonna lie I was super disappointed but it highlighted a weakness I can work on - my mental game! I also think the fat loss/cutting has caused a small muscle loss which meant my strength was not where it should be, but I am still happy to have new PRs!!
Now comes volume again - 5 or 6 sets of everything makes me sore!! But happy