Lessons From a Summer in the Weight Room

What my summer of strength taught me about my body and mind

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My bro-coach showing me the ropes
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My results from two baseline body scans by DEXA

Did it work?

The answer is yes… and no.

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Body composition changes — or lack thereof. Weeks 0 and -2 make up my baseline (Week -2 means 2 weeks before launch; Week 0 was launch). Fat is on secondary axis (12–16 kg)

What did I learn?

1. Biological insights

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2. Broader Benefits

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My circa 2006 grad-school jeans still fit…but it’s still worth looking under the hood to track deeper changes.

Next Steps

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Set smart goals, develop a smart plan, measure progress, and adapt. Bullseye!

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Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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