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Bmi Vs Muscle Weight
I'm weight training & running to gain muscle and lose belly fat. Best protein/carb/fat ratio? How many calories, more or less than bmr?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Increases metab rate: Muscle and fat weigh the same (pound of fat weighs same as pound of muscle); muscle is denser, so clothes fit better if one is leaner at the same weight. Muscle burns more calories than does fat. Leaner body burns more calories, even at rest, because there is more metabolically active tissue. Often w/ crash diets, there is xs loss of muscle, so you get more flabby w/lower weight. ...Read more
Yes: Muscle is more dense than fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...Read more
Proper exercise&prot: Weight training builds muscle with fewer reps and more resistance faster! however more injuries occur. A 7/4/3. Max rep is ideal. Finally you need one gran per lb of body weight. This is higher if your protein intake is heavily plant protein base because of a lower protein efficiency index. Read my chapter in freddy fu's "sports medicine" on "powerlifting & weightlifting.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resistance training: To build mass, do 3 sets of 10 reps of the maximum you can handle on a training day. For abs, do this daily. For other muscles, 3-4x/week. Creatine and (if okay with your physician) an electronic muscle stimulator can help. If you've considering trying anabolic steroids, don't do it. I've known many guys who have and all of them were sorry. Almost all women prefer a natural-looking, fit man. ...Read more
Sure: depending on your specific metabolism, gaining weight and muscle mass is just a function of working out, combined with proper nutrition- in a lot of ways a pancreas friendly diet is the same as a good balanced diet that is recommended for diabetics, heart patients, obese patients, etc.go to a certified dietitian they will be able to help design a diet for you to achieve your goals and be healthy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sensible diet: "endomorph" is an old subscientific term for a person who at the present time has notably more bodyfat than most peers. The key to your weight loss is educating yourself about calories and getting into the habit of aerobic fitness and restricting carbs & fats. While building muscle, try for 1 gm/pound of body weight of lean protein. Beyond this, restrict carbs & fats as you are able. Glad for you. ...Read more
Eat right/exercise.: A 34 year old should have no problems gaining muscle mass if otherwise healthy. The key is to watch your calories, increase your baseline metabolism by working out, increasing muscle mass and you'll burn more calories. Don;t expect miracles overnight, but set a reasonable goal to look better in a month and go from there. ...Read more
Cardiovascular: For burning calories, increasing your basal metabolic rate, and increasing endurance, cardiovascular activity is the answer for weight loss. Resistance training can of course be combined with cardio, but does not burn as many calories, tends to increase lean muscle, and tone your appearance. Since muscle weights more than fat, you may actually experience an increase in weight with weight training. ...Read more
Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?
Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...
Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more
Why does BMI increase when one starts weight training and replacing fat with muscle mass? Weight increases while becoming leaner, but BMI increases?
Not perfect!: Bmi only takes into account weight and height. That is good enough for most people but for people that exercise a lot and have a lot of muscle it is not a good reflection of their actual fitness. Muscle weighs more than fat so the bmi can increase even though you are in better shape. Most pro athletes have bmis that are in the "wrong" range. Worry about your overall health and not the number. ...Read more
Is BMI a good way to determine proper weight? I've heard body fat % is morene accurate. A 5-6 solid muscle guy could be over 200 lbs& considered obese
Both would be best.: The BMI reflects your weight with respect to your height, but as you suggested does not reflect body composition. People who are very muscular could have a higher BMI that would not be truly reflective of their fitness and health. Combining the BMI with a body fat percentage would greatly increase its accuracy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am gaining weight after anorexia for the past month (BMI reaching 17 after being at 15). Any chance I could build up muscle? If so, how can I do it?
Requires using them: Muscle cells respond to both intensity & frequency of use. Without use the atrophy away, as in polio victims. Polio virus damage nerves, not muscles. But if muscles get no nerve orders, they rarely contract & waste away. Thus focus on all opportunities to use muscles to do actions which require/challenge your strength, hopefully without overdoing & creating damage. Athletes say: No Pain, No Gain. ...Read more
I am 19-year-old female. My height 158 CM weight 39 kg BMI 15.89. I eat a ton everytime but still skinny. I wnna build mass muscles. Wht should i do?
Medical evaluation: You need to make sure you don't have a medical reason for not absorbing the food(proteins and fats) you consume. You may have a high metabolism in addition, for which your thyroid function or diabetes etc need to be checked. Once you rule medical issues, you can work to develop a plan to start regular,are exercise and protein supplementation to gain weight. Good luck! ...Read more
I am under weight, and my BMI is low so should I start strength training to gain muscles? ( I am also have an eating disorder)
I weigh 230. I have 100lbs muscle, large frame, and BMI of 38.9% @ 5'5". Is a weight loss of 90lbs healthy or too aggressive?
BMI & ideal weight are quite confusing!I do strength training.I have lots of muscles huge chest n biceps.My BMI is 34.Is bodybuilding bad for health?
BMI.: Technically speaking, BMI does not take into account body composition, only weight with respect to height. Muscle is more dense than fat, so thinner muscular people can have elevated BMIs. Your best bet would be to interpret your BMI along with a concurrent body fat analysis. If BMI is a bit high and body fat is low, then it's likely fine. Remember, it's just a number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bmi and muscles: Well, that's the problem with bmi. It does not take into account muscle mass. If you are fairly muscular, the other test you can do is to measure your body fat composition. If your body fat is between 6-13%, you have the body of an athlete. Average is 18-24%. Above 25% is obese. ...Read more
What's your take on bmis? I know people who are more lean/muscle and are in the obesity range whereas im skinnyfat & "healthy" despite minimal muscle
BMI & body fat %.: The BMI reflects your weight with respect to your height, but as you suggested does not reflect body composition. People who are very muscular could have a higher BMI that would not be truly reflective of their fitness and health. Combining the BMI with a body fat percentage would greatly increase its accuracy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If you are fit, strong, have a waistline smaller than your hips, and have good eating habits, there is nothing to worry about. If you have been gaining weight and don't know why, don't wait until you are bmi-26, you may benefit from a preventive medical visit with blood work to identify any hormonal or metabolic risks, and a review of your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have normal BMI (21.9) but want to lose my belly. I'll go to the gym 6 days a week after exams to get fit (all muscles). What to do to slash it?
Try these...: As recently appeared in US News and World Report, some of the best fat-burning foods include oatmeal, apples, almonds, chicken breast, egg whites and asparagus, certified fitness nutrition specialist Obi Obadike writes. He noted that fish oil and garlic also can help burn fat, as can adding brown rice and tomatoes to the menu. Don't forget to watch portions, cut alcohol & keep exercising. ...Read more
Endura mass gainer builds fat or muscles?how many kgs will it increase? Is it recommended by u and FDA??my BMI s low..17..can I use it??plz answer
At what BMI is it safe to start gaining muscle mass after anorexia? Also, would a LCHF diet help?
15 and no: Consult a doctor with a better history to be healthy and safe. ...Read more
What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?
Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more
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