Is Body Recomposition Possible? A Case Study from our Sydney fitness studio:
In January 2019, we started working with a client, Arthur Da Silva. Arthur was 5-foot-8 and weighed roughly around 80kg. We helped him clean up his nutrition until he consistently hit around 2500 calories and 160 grams of protein per day.
Over the course of the year, his body weight never fluctuated by more than a couple of kilos. He went from benching 60kg to 105kg, squatting 70kg to 135kg, deadlifting 80kg to 140kg, and shoulder pressing 35kg to 67.5kg. He also went from being unable to do a single chin-up to performing 18 bodyweight chins.
By following our body recomposition plan, Arthur had totally transformed his physique, despite minimal changes in body weight and caloric intake. And he looked lean, muscular, and athletic. His waist size reduced by 3cm, whereas his chest, shoulders, and back increased by around 7cm, giving him that V-shape taper. His legs became thinner and more defined. His butt became more rounded and firm. This is the perfect example of body recomping.
Body recomposition for women can be equally successful. While women often have different goals to men in terms of body shape, the principle of body recomposition for females is essentially the same as for males.