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 agree with what was said before. Ten inches is a great accomplishment! But using a food log to track what your client is eatting may help with them learning how what they do at home is just as important was what they are doing in the gym with you. also have them focus on how things fit, how are they feeling, how do they see themselves and not just the number in the scale.
Good luck to both of you!!!!
Here is a link to a similar question with some creative ideas to keep your client going.
Make a fist. This looks like one pound of muscle.
Make two fists. This is one pound of fat.
Muscle weighs more than fat. Huge bodybuilders can be dwarfed by morbidly obese people and still weigh as much as them because of the fat/muscle ratio.
If your client is looking to slim up, build a lot of muscle then move their workouts to HIIT training.
More muscle + endurance training will lead to a smaller client.