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Abs Body Fat Percentage How Much Is Too Low
If I have a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar and low positive SMA (1:40), what further tests do I need to do? (Negative SS-A, SS-B, Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo Abs)
? anti dsDNA: You've probably already had these more basic tests: complete blood count, sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, urinalysis & rheumatoid factor. It appears to me that the ANA results with slight positive anti-Smith may suggest lupus; you need an antibody to double-stranded DNA (anti dsDNA) which is very specific & somewhat sensitive for lupus.All this needs to be correlated by your doc/specialist ...Read more
Flat abs: Well, that's sort of difficult to answer because there are so many body types out there. You could have flat abs at 10%, 20%, and 30% body fat depending on how your fat is distributed. Some people carry their fat in their thighs/buttock, while others carry it in their midsection. So, body fat% doesn't really dictate if you have flat abs or not. Work on your abs and don't think about % body fat. ...Read more
My Body fat percentage is 16% I'm supposed to be able to see my abs I don't, I'm 16 yrs old A BOY, I'm 5'5 I weight 139 LBS and my waist is 31inches?
Not always: It depends on your fat distribution, muscle mass, and body type. For your age, it is more ideal to have a body fat percentage in the 10-12% range. TO get down to that, be sure to eat a healthy diet, eliminate soda, juice, fatty foods, and fast foods. Targeted exercise like ab crunches are not likely to help much. ...Read more
I heard that not only working out your core, but low low body fat is the key to having washboard abs?
Yes: There is truth to this because if there is substantial fat overlying the abdominal muscles, then they simply will not be clearly visible, no matter how well toned the underlying muscles are. From a medical standpoint, the most important thing is to mantain regular activity and exercise. Losing body fat can be difficult, depending on one's body type, but cardio exercises/diet are necessary. ...Read more
I want to get bigger around my shoulders chest and arms but keep low body fat to work on abs down the line. How do I get started towards this goal?
Build Muscles.: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox.Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover; floor flyes, dumbbell; floor flyes, dumbbell with feet up; plyometric pushups, lateral; push up. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high is the percentage does your body fat have to be at in order for abdominal muscles to show?
See below: Body mass ihndexof less than or equalto 25. ...Read more
Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
Yes: Both are both excellent cardiac workouts which will help with weight loss. Both also tone the legs. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 20, 5'6, weight 140lbs, i workout, and i want my abs to show (reach less then 10% body fat). What is a good diet for that (an idea at least)?
No magic here: Lose fat, build the ab muscles. What needs to happen is that you change your attitude toward eating -- food is fuel, and being hungry much of the day is good for you. Get sufficient quality protein (1 gm/pound/day while you're building muscle is plenty) and micronutrients from a varied diet. Resistance training (cable pulls are one choice out of many) will help more than endless crunches. ...Read more
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