Great post from my good friend @proshapefitness. This is a topic that isn’t discussed nearly enough but is incredibly important. In fact, I have all of my online clients rate their biofeedback markers like sleep, stress, energy, hunger, and cravings on a weekly basis so that I can best know when to make adjustments.
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Does scale weight matter? Yes ✅
Do measurements matter? Yes ✅
Does strength matter? Yes ✅
Do progress pics matter? Yes ✅
So what's missing from this list?
What is biofeedback?
Defined simply, it's the signals our body sends us to say "you're functioning well" or "you're not functioning well." Obviously, there is a sliding scale here, but when you notice many of the biofeedback markers are declining it's a good sign that something in either your training, nutrition, or both need to change.
Your hormone levels are closely linked to both your training & nutrition, so when you're noticing things like reduced sleep quality and lack of recovery in the gym your hormones are telling you it's time to switch things up.
👉🏼My tip: when measuring your progress each week ask yourself some of these questions & rate on a scale of 1-10. Pay close attention to any trends over time.
Also, keep in mind these can also be used to measure positive progress as well. Perhaps you're reverse dieting or focusing on performance related goals. While the scale may not change week to week, improvement in these biofeedback markers can show that you’re progressing elsewhere.👌🏼