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Body Fat Percentage Vs Lean Mass
Can someone tell me how long will it take me to decrease my body fat percentage without losing lean muscle mass?
Scale with body fat%: Find a scale that allows you to program height, age etc. in, and has a body fat % reading. These may not be perfect but can give you a general idea. There are handheld devices that are perhaps less accurate. If you want to be specific, there are water displacement tank measurements that are most accurate. ...Read more
What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?
Well: No way to increase your testosterone . Eat healthy meals that are balanced in nutrition and exercise that is balanced with cardio and weights and strengthen your core. You might benefit from a personal trainer to get that six pack look you want. Supplements really do more harm than good. Healthy eating supplies your supplements! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?
2 Different Goals: For overall leanness, you must reduce body fat. This requires a diet that is relatively low in carbodydrates because carbs are stored in the body as triglycerides (also known as fat) for sculpted muscles you need to isolate and work out those particular muscles so that they hypertrophy (grow). ...Read more
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Lean mass: Continue to do resistance exercises, have a good meal plan and incorporate high intensity interval training if you are trying to lose down to 10% body fat. Eliminate the high intensity work if you are trying to gain weight to get to 10%. Many exercise programs out there to help including body for life, p90x, insanity, and adonis golden ratio that are prepackaged easy to follow. ...Read more
Thyroid: Unless you are exercising excessively or taking stimulant medication at too high a dose (or drugs like cocaine) i would be concerned about an endocrine problem such as hyperthyroidism. That condition speeds up your metabolism and usually causes weight loss, fast pulse, elevated BP and temperature regulation problems. See someone. ...Read more
Scales: Digital scales purport to measure your body fat through a process called bia, or bioelectrical impedance analysis. Essentially, it clocks the speed that electricity travels through you. The scale runs a low-level electric current through your body, using your feet as positive and negative electrodes. The current encounters different levels of impedance, or resistance, from fat versus muscle. ...Read more
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If it doesn t distinguish between lean body weight and fat, why is body mass index so widely used?
Standardization: Body mass index is not a perfect tool to determine obesity, but it does allow for some normalization based on height and is easy to determine. Other methods such as underwater weight or electrical impedance require expensive equipment which is not readily available. Body measurements (waist, hip, neck) have been used but may vary based on the placement of the measuring tape. ...Read more
I own a scale that also measures body fat%, bone mass, and hydration. It says I have 7 lbs of bone. Is that good?
???????: Never heard of such a thing. Please make sure there is scientific information to support such claims. ...Read more
Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more
Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?
Don't want to lose muscle mass. I weigh 190 and want to get to 160 to be about 3% body fat. What is a safe fast way to do this?
What suplements do you recommend for me to gain muscle mass, I am 5"11 188lbs 13% body fat, i wanna go to 200 7% bfat to summer, any suggestion?
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