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Average Lean Body Mass For Men
5-20: The leanest athletes are often distance runners. At an elite level male could have a bf of 4.7 and women 14.3. ...Read more
How many overall calories and protein per day should I consume for building muscle? I'm aiming for maximum muscle gain, I'm skinny now only 100 lbs, 5'6". I read 1g protein per pound of body weight.
How much does the denser bones of an average weight black man increase his weight compared to an average weight white man?
21 to 24%: 21 to 24% for women (less for athletes). ...Read more
What's the calorie intake/needs for a 60 yr old man 6'0" who weighs 238lb who is trying to gain muscle, lose fat, and drop total body weight?
Varies: especially because the BMI predictor is very bad if based just on weight and height. Calipers or measuring the folds of fat are much better indicators. about 22% fat is ok for males, a bit more for females Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Average" depends: "Average" varies from one region to another, and on average, American children may be a bit bigger than some countries. I have attached a growth chart depicting "average" or 50th percentile for a 17 year old girl as about 55kg. I see you live in India, and I do not have a growth chart specifically for you. But you may use this chart as a reference if it's helpful. See your doc if you're concerned! ...Read more
Can endomorphs mantain/build miscle on less amounts of calories compared to a mesomorph & an ectomorph?
Yes: Muscle is more dense than fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more
See below...: "Ideal weight" is a difficult thing to understand for most people. Doctors have used the Body Mass Index or BMI scale for years, but we are beginning to understand that it does not represent an accurate method of assessing how "healthy" someone's weight is. With that being said, for every one inch of height above 5 feet tall, one is allowed to be up to five lbs heavier, in this case 120 lbs. ...Read more
Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and body fat. Abdominal exercises will also help with losing belly fat. Strength training can help tone your arms and legs and add muscle mass. The other critical component is to eat a healthy diet. Lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and stay well hydrated. Reduce the amount of bread, rice, pasta, tortillas (carbs). ...Read more
Male 21 how many eggs can a gymer eat in a day for gaining genuine muscle mass (avoiding all types of meats)?
Balance: Eating needs to be balanced. Consider finding other ways to consume protein such as protein powder daily in a shake, cheese, natural peanut butter, tofu. and nuts. 2-3 eggs on alternate days. Peace and good health. Exercise to help w/muscle mass (push ups and light dumb bells) but remember that the kind of person you are is more important than the size of muscles. ...Read more
What is the bone mass of an average 20 year old male and female? Female weighs 166.2 and the male weighs 195.5
15% of weight: A good ballpark is bone mass is about 15% of your weight. ...Read more
I'm male, my skin fold measurements average 1-1.5 inches of fat. What percentage of body fat is that? I weigh 127 pounds and my height is 5.5.
Body fat %: Hello; need waist, hip and neck circumference to determine % of body fat. ...Read more
> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more
Age dependent!: After puberty it is age dependent. Weight/height tables are obsolete and only a crude guide to ideal weight per height. Best single measure is body composition analysis through electrical impedance plethysmography. For a teen, ideal body fat is 16-23. For a women over 20, 23-29% ideal. Diet and exercise should promote leaness, rather than a target weight. ...Read more
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