I recently got an email from Lewellyn about myresults. Here is what he had to say:
"I also wanted to ask you about your final numbers. When I calculate your
bodyfat % and relate it to your bodyweight change, you come out only .5 lbs
of lean mass ahead. Now of course anything is possible, but figured I'd just
ask as given your measurement increases and strength gains were very good. I
would have put you at a net gain of 5 lbs LBM minimum. Just wondering if
maybe the creatine secession maybe played a role here, or maybe more fat
loss was present, or perhaps you do indeed feel like you gained 1/2 pound of
lean mass. Either way your results are great, but you know your body much
better than I, so wanted to ask..."
He's a sharp guy . The only explanation I can come up with for this discrepency is that when I first weighed myself I only took one weigh-in. However, for my final weight I took the average of 3 weigh-ins over the course of 3 days to hopefully get a more accurate representation of fluctuating body weight. Or perhaps the creatine de-loading did effect more than I had thought. IN any case, the mirror doesn't lie. What I see is reduced body fat and increased mass. Even if the bodyfat and bodyweight are inaccurate, the girth increases are not and speak for themselves.