I lift at a gym that has knowledgeable trainers that I actually trust. I knew they did bodyfat measurements but I had never really wanted the honest truth. So, after I did my planks/hovers I asked the gal if she could get my measurements. It took all of 5 minutes.
I’m 45 years old, 5’10" and weighed in at 220. I knew I had a gut but attributed it to the fact that I lift in more of a powerlifting fashion. I used to lift for looks but that’s been 20 years ago. My cardio in the winter is walking to and from my house to car and car to gym. I’ll run 2 miles 2-3 times a week once the snow melts and the Masters’ green jacket has been handed out.
I felt good when she had a hard time getting a measurement from my tricep and thigh. Then she went for the gut and fat handles. This is where my deficiency is. My bodyfat total is 26% and it is all around my waist. She knows my workout and didn’t question it.
I’m keeping a week’s log of everything I eat & drink. I’ve found that I like steak, eggs and shrimp in quantites. I appear addicted to putting food between slices of whole wheat bread. I can’t eat potatoes without butter. Sixteen to twenty four ounces of milk at one sitting is normal. Triple decker peanut butter sandwiches are a fun snack. I eat so many bananas I should be hurling my feces. I’m not sure if I like asparagus for its nutrional value or because it makes my pee smell. I drink so much water I’m surprised I don’t slosh when I walk.
I try to eat 4-5-6 times a day but with 4 kids that’s not always a reality. I suspect I’ll need to change or at least severely modify some eating habits. I’ll find out in the next 10 days. I’ve always thought I knew what and how much to eat. At least she won’t take my Copenhagen away. I can’t lift without a dip in. Wish me luck.