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Percentage Of Body Mass Bone
What suggestions is there for a scrawny/skinny male in his 20s to increase overall body mass, bone density, and strong athletic physique?
Weight training.. .: To gain weight, one has to consume more calories than he is burning. Do this in a healthy way by avoiding junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help increase one's body mass (muscles). Body-building "supplements" are not needed. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?
Wt/ (ht) squared: There are bmi calculators on the web. The formula is weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in meters) squared. One can use lbs for weight and inches for height but then you multiply the result by 703. A bmi of 18.5 to 24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 is overweight, over 30 is obese. ...Read more
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
Your weight minus fa: This means the fat free weight of your body. In other words how much of your weight is made up of the fat and how much is fat free...Which is mostly made up by muscles and bones. ...Read more
BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool. Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...Read more
A ratio of ht and wt:
Bmi helps compensate for the fact that ideal weight depends on height. Pediatricians can provide charts, but there also are on-line calculators: http://kidshealth. Org/parent/growth/growth/bmi_charts. Html
like height and weight, ideal bmi varies by gender and age. ...Read more
Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. ...Read more
Eat healthy high: Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more
Most adults: However, if someone is very muscular, it may classify them as obese when they're actual body fat percentage is low. It's basically an inexpensive way to quantify obesity without having to do full body fat analysis on everyone. Other measurements such as neck circumference are being studied also. ...Read more
Please see below:
Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Bmi is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people.
weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more
Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www. Nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/. ...Read more
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