Believe it or not, we are already halfway through the first month of 2022.
We hope you've hit the ground running when it comes to getting after those fitness goals!
You may or may not realize this ... but one of the most important factors when it comes to accomplishing a fitness goal is accurately tracking your progress.
Accurate tracking could be a huge reason for your success ... but could also be the reason you give up.
You know the feeling ... stepping on the scale and being able to see your hard work pay off. It's one of the best feelings you could imagine.
You also know what the opposite feels like.
Stepping on the scale after weeks of hard work only to see the same number as before ... or maybe that number even moved in the wrong direction.
It's that feeling that often times discourages you to the point where you completely give up ... because you feel like what you're doing isn't working.
Though the scale is a tool that can be used ... it's not the only tool, nor is it even the best tool.
There are other ways to track progress that can give you a much bigger, and more accurate picture of how you're truly doing when it comes to accomplishing your goals.
Let's take a look at all the different ways you can be checking your progress:
1. A Regular Scale - We get it ... it's just easy to do. Most of you have one on your bathroom floor and it takes a few seconds to jump on and get a number. We're here to remind you that it's just that ... a number. It isn't showing muscle gained vs fat lost. It isn't showing how much water you're holding ... and it isn't showing any progress changes compared to your last weigh-in. The point here is that there's so much more to look at than this number.
2. Progress Pictures - Taking pictures can show changes when the scale refuses to budge. It's hard to fake or throw off a picture. This is one of the better ways there is to monitor change. Yes ... sometimes we are one of the last people to notice our own progress. Yes ... things like water weight and bloat can throw off pictures as well. If you are consistent with your progress pictures, you will end up noticing changes in one way or another.
3. How You Feel - Often overlooked, but very important. If you are following a plan and start to feel better, more energized, more positive, etc ... that's progress! You'll actually start to feel better before you see any physical changes in most cases. Don't ignore that. That means you're doing something right ... and the physical progress will follow soon after.
4. InBody Scanners - The gold standard of progress tracking. A tool that not only can show your weight ... but can accurately measure muscle mass, body fat percentage, show you how many calories you burn throughout the day, give your resting heart rate ... and so much more! It's a tool you can find in nutrition and sports performance labs all over the world due to its accuracy and ease of use. It requires very little from the participant ... and can give you a full breakdown of all the info you need within 60 seconds. The machine also monitors and graphs change in body composition as well. It will show gains in muscle, %'s of body fat lost, and changes in body weight from scan to scan by way of a line graph. All of the information the Inbody scans provide can be used to put together a very accurate nutrition and workout plan ... based on your specific goals and body type.
You're probably wanting to toss that scale out the window just about now, and replace it with an Inbody.
We don't blame you ... but that's not plausible for most of us considering the average price of an Inbody Scanner is not cheap.
You can find Inbody scanners in most commercial gyms these days ... but you'll also come to find that just one scan will cost you anywhere from $40-60.
Luckily, we have you covered and all Supplement Superstores locations have an InBody machine located in their stores.
All InBody Scans are 100% on the house, and you'll be able to get an extremely accurate breakdown of your weight, muscle mass, body fat percentage, and more!
All of which is very useful information when it comes to making sure you're seeing the best results.
If you need a hand with tracking your progress or any fitness resolutions, reach out to one of our Certified Sports Nutrition Specialists and they will put you on the right path.
P.S. — While you're in, don't forget to ask about our 8-Week $10,000 Operation Transformation Challenge!
Not only will you get access to our InBody scanners ... you'll get access to a TON of other valuable tools to help you hit your fitness goals:
... And the chance to win $10,000 for the best overall 8-week transformation!
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