When setting goals for fat loss, determining capacity is a critical part of the process. This holds true for those looking to lose 10lbs of bodyfat all the way to those looking to get stage ready in a physique competition.
What I mean by determining capacity is determining what the body has the potential to do with regards to fat loss. Specifically, figuring out how well someone's metabolism is going to be able to perform in relation to this goal. To use an analogy, one might want to drive their car across the country, but they need to make sure both their engine is up to it and they have enough fuel for the journey.
In the video below, I talk about the factors that I look at to make sure a client's goals match up with their metabolic capacity.