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Doctor insights on: Body Fat Percentage Vs Lean Mass

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me to decrease my body fat percentage without losing lean muscle mass?

Can someone tell me how long will it take me to decrease my body fat percentage without losing lean muscle mass?

Variable: Any vigorous aerobic exercise will do; to lose body fat you will need to decrease caloric intake while maintaing protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight and exercise. The time it takes will depend on the extent of caloric restriction and intensity of exercise. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

Well: Bmi is a calculation based solely upon height and weight. Body composition, if done properly, is a measurement of you body's percentages such as fat, water, bone, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to measure my muscle mass and body fat percentage?

Can you tell me how to measure my muscle mass and body fat percentage?

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

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What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

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 more

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Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Not enough time: The most common cause is that people give up too quickly because they become discouraged. Base success on the number of months using the bowflex rather than pounds lost. ...Read more

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To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

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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How to use amplified mass xxx without gaining body fat ?

Amplified mass xxx: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How to get to about 10% body fat while maintaing muscle mass?

How to get to about 10% body fat while maintaing muscle mass?

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

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I am too lean and I have less muscle mass and no fat. My body is hot to others.?

I am too lean and I have less muscle mass and no fat.  My body is hot to others.?

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

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How can a personal scale measure body fat and muscle mass?

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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Can people usually gain more weight in body fat or muscle mass?

Body Composition: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat. ...Read more

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Diet tips and examples on how to eat when trying to cut body fat and gain muscle mass?

See below: Our web page has lots of free information, you can contact our dietitian on line.Newsletters and recipe our also free to down load ..Each newsletter has a new recipe..I hope this helps you. www.weighstation.net. ...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?

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

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I own a scale that also measures body fat%, bone mass, and hydration. It says I have 7 lbs of bone. Is that good?

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

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How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

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

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What are good ways to boost muscle mass and lose body fat?

What are good ways to boost muscle mass and lose body fat?

See below: Resistance training is a good way to add lean muscle mass which will increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Proper diet and cardiovascular exercise mixed with resistance training is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?

Yes: Bmi can be high in professional athletes/body builders who have high amount of muscle mass and less fat but for the average person this is not the case. ...Read more

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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?

3% is too low!: Woman tender to have more bodyfat than men but for either, 3% is too low! the best way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume, eat high fiber and high protein and minimize refined sugars. 1kg a week is the max you should try to lose. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See details: Supplements are worthless for this purpose. You need to lose fat by minimizing carbohydrate intake and control calories and portion size. Then you need to begin a regularly exercise problem and aerobic activity and strength or resistance training. There are no shortcuts. ...Read more