Our expert says:
My first question is how you measured this lean muscle mass and body fat percentage. Because the reality is that we do not have devices that are accurate enough to measure the change in amounts as small as 1 or 2%, and so for all practical purposes, your value of 73% is actually not different from the value of 75%. We just can't measure those small differences - once you start hitting 4 or 5% differences, then perhaps it is possible, but the big doubt in my mind is that this measurement is not accurate or precise enough.
So with that said, there is no need to change anything, including the addition of protein shakes. I would wait at least another 2 months before even considering that. Give your body time to adapt to your new training programme, and to build up to 6 days a week.
One final word of advice - no more weight training this week. Two Oceans is only 7 days away and if you do weight training now, your muscles will feel it on the race day, and the distance can suddenly feel a lot longer if you start with tired muscles. So stay out of the gym this week, rest well before the race and then I'm sure that two weeks after the race, you will feel up to the resistance training again.
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