The Theory Of Bodyweight Memory™
You are about to read one of my most recent and brand-spanking new theories that just might change the way you think about weight management. I call it, Bodyweight Memory.
The idea came about on Friday the 13th (how ironic eh?) when I was looking at some hard data of my own bodyweight over the years along with some of my logs. I’m one of those people that writes everything down… if I had troubles, it’s going in the log. If a workout was awesome and I had no problems, then that shit is also going in my log also. One interesting thing I found was that when I wanted to fluctuate between my previously acquired weight, it wasn’t much of a problem. Could be done within a month or two. But when I wanted to beyond what I had achieved in the past… now all of a sudden the task was exponentially harder. Let’s look into an example.
My weight and body fat rangers between these two levels: 130 @ 6%BF & 150 @ 7-8%BF. The picture most of you see of me is of when I was at 140 at around 6%BF… and my protocol to get there is simple. Bust my ass and feed for about 6 weeks till I’m 150, then spend 2 weeks cutting down to around 145-140 so I can look lean, mean and sexy for the camera. I’ve done this for years and the odd thing is that it doesn’t matter if I’m at 130, 135 or 140… getting to 150 never takes me more than 6 weeks. It’s like my body knows…
However, when I once tried to go above 150 – it was fucking hell. It was not impossible (I hit 153) but the effort required almost doubled. I had to stuff my face even at times when my stomach feels full and while it was no fun, it was the only way to see results. On the contrary, I’m sure if I ever tried to drop below 130 my body would tell me to go take a hike and/or jump off a bridge… but not that I would, it’s too light even for power tumbling reasons.
Now, I figured this might just be me or whatever and so I didn’t pay much attention to it. But then I got curious and started to look at the data from my E-Training clients. What I found was that my little “hunch” was true across the board… » Click To Continue Reading