I think I gained 1 pound doing Ignite. Why didn't my weight go down?
I noticed a pound or two more at first as well. Don't pay attention to the numbers though. It's not all about how much you weight, but also how you feel. Also, a lot of times muscle weighs more than fat so you may notice a few pounds gained at first, especially if you're doing the DB workouts as well. Like you said, you have already lost size in your waist, so you're definitely on the right path. Keep it up Sean!
Fat percentage is way more important than weight unless you need to lose massive amounts. For instance, if you are trying to lose 50 lbs., pay attention to the scale. If you are trying to lose 5 or 10, start looking for changes in the mirror, measurements, and clothes sizes. Muscle weights more than fat. So, one person could weight 150 but be fatty whereas another person of the same height could weigh 155 but have a lower body fat %.
I see this all the time (as a PT), but don't give up! I really think it is water weight. My clients often complain about gaining a lb or two the first few days after starting a new workout schedule, but then it comes off again along with more weight (if they continue working out & eating right). Plus, who cares what the scale says when you look fabulous!!!! :D
Like sleekbird said, muscle weighs more than fat. If you have been following your workouts you will be gaining muscle. That's a good thing.
Another culprit is water weight or time of day. It's normal that weight fluctuates during the day. You will weigh more in the evening. So you should always weigh at the same time on the same scale.
The reason they want you to look at measurements, or body mass, is because it it more accurate than weight to judge your progress.
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