Hope you guys can help me out with one of my client. He is 22 years old, 5’10”, 276 LBS. We have been training together since January and he has lost over 10″, BUT HAS NOT DROPPED ONE POUND! He is the exact same weight as when we started.
I have NOT done body fat on him because one of my fellow trainers told me that when a person is that heavy you should only measure them because 1. The pinches are all going to be “60” 2. It is really hard for their self esteem.
So, is this true? Also, could my client be replacing all that fat with muscle???
I would think this would be pretty common knowledge for any trainer. And its to bad you didnt do a % body fat test at the begining…. if for some reason you think it would ruin self esteem, i still take it, but just dont give them the answers. Tell them its specificly for charting purposes.
aside from that, congradulations, thats great progress!