Does a strength assessment mean anything when you are losing weight?

  • cesarin03

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    May 05, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    So 8 weeks ago, i was at 260 lbs, this was at my first session with my trainer. I couldn't do more than 2 pushups, no pullups, nearly passed out the first time on his routines. icon_redface.gif

    Most of the work that I do with my trainer is to keep me moving all the time. A good amount of those workouts have revolved around minimum 5 exercises, done back to back without rest until the end, then rest for a couple of minutes and repeat. and once a week, we do half a session of boxing style training (jumping rope), punching, etc. We don't lift weights for the sake of building muscle.

    I did a strength assessment with my trainer this is where I am at on 5/5/2009; I weight 244 as of this morning. For each excersize two sets were done.

    Barbell Bench Press: 140 lbs x 10
    Pushups: 20 first set, struggled with second 20
    Barbell Squats: 155 lbs x 10 (didn't break a sweat, so undershot)
    Barbell Curles: 55 x 8 (my biceps are weak)icon_eek.gif
    Barbell Rows: 135 x 10
    Barbell Deadlifts: 125 x 7
    Calf raises with dumbell: 15 x 20

    I did this mostly for a mental boost. icon_eek.gif To see if i have made any progress. Does this type of "check-in" have merit or warrant considering that he does not have me lifting weights and is more focused on my strength and weight reduction? Should i solely just do this once every weeks for my personal mental boost? I still can't do pull-ups, but those will come with time, he assures me.

    Thoughts and opinions?


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    May 06, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    LA Fitness has an ad slogan: "What gets measured gets improved."
  • cesarin03

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    May 06, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidLA Fitness has an ad slogan: "What gets measured gets improved."


    I agree with this mantra you posted chucky; but since, i'm not really building muscle, I was just wondering if doing a strength assessment has any real value/merit considering my goal is to lose weight initially which I have done. About 2 lbs a week and i've dropped a pant size. So thats all i have measured.