WHY PIC CHECK-INS MATTER
Ever step on the scale and feel incredibly disappointed? You've worked your butt off, literally. And yet the number doesn't move like you want. That's because the scale is an inferior method of gauging progress when it comes to fat loss and overall body change.
In this must-watch video I breakdown the guide that's guaranteed to make you rethink how you document your progress: PROGRESS PICTURE CHECK-INS.
THE 5 MAJOR CRITERIA
For the full explanations please be sure to watch the quick video above!
1. EVERY OTHER WEEK ONLY - Check in 2x per month only to determine the most accurate visible areas of change.
2. KEEP OPTICS THE SAME - Your pose, lighting, who takes your pic (if other than yourself) and locations should all be as similar as possible with each check-in.
3. KEEP YOUR INATKE THE SAME - When taking your pic check-ins make sure your food intake and time of day is similar.
4. SAVE YOUR PHOTOS - Always save your photos. It's important to keep a gallery dedicated to your pic check-ins.
5. ALWAYS CHECK-IN - Regardless of how you are feeling or what kind of condition you are in, take the pic! This is the moment where you will either be kept on track or forced back on track.
WARNING: DO NOT USE PIC-CHECK-INS TO NITPICK!
Many think the check-ins were to be used for direct feedback and "what to change." This is not the intention. In fact, this thought can and will deter you from results. The only case where direct changes should be made (outside of a new 12-week plan) is for a stage competitor.
The primary (and most important) goal of a pic check-in is to hold yourself accountable.
Trusting the process is still a main part of any transformation. It's certainly not meant to nitpick features, whether they are good or bad.
The body changes over a rather lengthy period of time, so these check-ins shouldn't be used to manipulate your 12-week program. Only in extreme circumstances should the plan change. In Team Elite, actively and specifically monitor for that, so rest assured, you're covered.