Thursday, January 17, 2013
I hate the scale. It's not for the reasons that most people hate the scale though. I hate it because it's used incorrectly. It's also used as the measure of success or failure in body recomposition. The tool sucks, yet so many put so much stock in it.
Especially the maintainer group. De-emphasizing the scale should be a top priority. This is about getting healthy and strong, not placating the scale.
With my rant out of the way, I present you some science that says the scale sucks.
"Waist circumference consistently exhibited the most prominent association with mortality risk for all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality compared with weaker associations for BMI and waistĖhip ratio", the researchers conclude."