Healthy body composition depends on the percentage of body-fat compared to lean mass. Questions are about how to calculate body-fat percentage, healthy body-fat ranges and body fat distribution.

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Body fat loss halted. Anyone have experience getting under 8% body fat?

I have successfully reduced my body fat from 15% to 8.5%. Keep in mind these are pinch tests so the over all body fat calculated percentage might be a bit off. My abdominal skin fold measures 7.1mm. ...
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Getting leaner but staying healthy

I am on a 12 weeks transformation program and I passed 6 weeks. Vascularity has started to kick in, weight loss is happening, legs muscles can be felt esp quads and claves. So I guess belly fat is ...
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How to reduce muscle mass in lower body?

My legs are disproportionately large, and this has been the case since my childhood due to genetics. This is what is known as the t-rex (opposite of chicken legs). Is there a way I can keep training, ...
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BMR VS muscle weight? [closed]

Jim has 50kg of muscle. Lee has 25kg of muscle. They both are 100kg, 20yo, male, eat 2000cal every day, consume same things, do the same things, live in the same place. Basically only difference is ...
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How accurate is the saying that fat loss occurs first in the place it was put on last, and vice versa?

I've heard that you lose fat in the areas it was last gained. Similarly, the last place you'll lose it is the area you first put on the weight. What is the reason behind this mechanism?
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3-Site Skinfold Test Procedure

I've visited various websites about the 3-site skinfold test, but none seem to deal with my issue. I'm not exactly light (non-athletic 220 lb at 6'), and I'm trying to use fat percentage for my ...
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What is a good body muscle %?

I see references to body fat %, the ranges for great to obese, but I don't know where to find information on body muscle % or how to measure it? I'm assuming it goes up as body fat % goes down if ...
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Lean Body Mass Averages [closed]

A lot of information exists on average body weights, heights, and body fat percentages. I'd like to know what the average lean body mass is, in particular so I can identify whether or not my body fat ...
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Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions

I am planning to start regular workouts in the gym and want to monitor my progress. Measuring body fat seems like a good starting point and I've already read about various methods to achieve that. I ...
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body fat calculation formula for metric values

I cannot find a metric formula to calculate body fat composition. is there any right and valid metric formula for body fat calculation? if any one knows please recommend me. sorry for my bad ...
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How do I construct a cutting plan?

As the title suggests, I was wondering how one should go about constructing a proper cutting diet and workout plan? I will be finishing with a bulking routine at the end of August, and I would like to ...
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To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods? [closed]

I'm 95kg, 195cm tall. Aiming to lose some fat, eating < 50g carbs a day. I know I need fat to generate ketones for healthy brain function, should I avoid eating fat so that my body uses my own ...
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Is it theoretically possible to burn fat without any training only based on diet?

Suppose a person(who doesn't do any sports) changes a diet, so that it has a "right" ratio of protein, carbs and fats, and a small carbs deficit. What will happen next? will he lose fat or muscle or ...
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How much time does it take to reduce belly fat?

I read lot of questions on reducing belly fat in this forum. I am also suffering from large fat around my abdomen. i have started exercise (weight training + cardio) and leading with healthy food ...
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How much does body fat affect body temperature?

I'm currently about 30 lbs overweight. I'm also generally much warmer than many others around me, and am constantly seeking ways to cool off. I'm already working on slimming down, but I'm wondering - ...
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Body Fat % Measuring Device

I want to closely monitor my body fat % but I'm not sure which scale/device is best for doing so. Are the scales with built in boy fat % calculators or the handle measuring devices accurate and to ...
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I exercise daily but my weight is not decreasing

I am a 25 year old female and my weight is 141 lbs (63 kg) and my height 5.3 feet (1.63 m). I want to lose 20 lbs (9 kg). My current traning and eating: I do yoga for one hour in the morning ...
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Gaining strength at constant body weight vs bulking up followed by losing weight

Calorie intake restriction while trying to gain strength seems not to be easy, and I have experienced with my own eyes an improvement from one workout to another, by simply eating more than usual in ...
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Is there some formula to calculate body fat % from BMR value? [closed]

I have a Fat Scale which measures my weight, body fat %, muscle mass, bone mass, BMR, AMR etc. Its beurer BF-750. The problem with this machine is if I set my activity level different it shows my body ...
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Belly is becoming larger even though I am on diet [duplicate]

I've been on a diet since last month. I have decreased my food intake, and noticably my weight has lost a couple of pounds(5 lbs), my arms,legs have become more slender but I have been curious that my ...
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Simple Diet Advice?

I am off work for 2 weeks soon. I am not doing much (saving money really!) so I would like to use this time to focus on the gym a bit more. I have been doing Stronglifts with added cardio 3 times a ...
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Is fat gain directly proportional to number of calories consumed for the same substance, or does it taper off. [closed]

My intuition tells me the following: Let's assume on top of my regular diet, I eat a cupcake and as a result of eating that cupcake I put on 50g of fat. Now lets let's assume instead of eating one of ...
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Chubbyness from the face and body

I am 26 years old male. I exercise, run etc but my chubbiness wont just go especially from the face as you can see. Any good suggestions? So I can look more rugged.
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Hit my fat percentage wall, help me out I would give it all

I think I have hit my fat percentage wall. I weigh between 175-178 lbs and my body fat percentage is consistently 22-28%. Here is my routine. I crossfit in the morning, so I get some good cardio. I ...
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Risk for Type 2 Diabetes [closed]

I am a 16 year old teenager. Unfortunately I am very fat, trying to lose weight. I weigh ~91kg my height is 5 ft 11 in, and my waist circumference is 41.5 inches (I know....) My father has type 2 ...
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What is the minimal body fat percentage with no risks?

I am looking to get leaner. I have been working on it but I would like to set the goal at my destination. I want to be at the lowest possible body fat percentage without suffering any negative effects ...
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How accurate is the Navy Body Fat Calculator?

I've been using the Navy Body Fat Calculation method for about two months in conjunction with an exercise regimen. It's done it's job as far as telling me that I'm loosing body fat and gaining lean ...
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How to calculate body fat using calipers?

One of the trainers in my local gym did my measurements with a fat caliper. He unfortunately has not had time to calculate the fat percentage. I have the numbers and figured might as well do it ...
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How celebrities can shed/gain so much of fat in such short time and abstinence?

Christian Bale for the "The Machinist" and Hugh Jackman for "The Wolverine". These two celebrities went too far to reach perfection in their role. Has anyone this community happened to be with these ...
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Getting fatter with weight training

I am a 32 year old female who started weight training about 1 month ago after doing lots of cardio work. I really enjoy it and am building the weight slowly each week. I am also trying to move to a ...
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How to gain FAT & muscle and not “lean muscle” alone, How do I get fatter? [duplicate]

I'm currently a very skinny 59.7kg, 6'1, non-vegetarian and I want to almost double my weight to 90-100kg how can I do this over a very short(ish) period of time? (6 months) I don't want to gain "Lean ...
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Protein supplements for over weight people [closed]

Is it good to have protein supplements when over weight ? Is it possible to gain muscles by having proteins while having extra body fat ?
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How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

I've heard of people actually just getting really huge (obese) to be able to generate more force. I don't know how effective it is, but I've seen 300-400 lb. people who don't regularly lift weights/go ...
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Why does the body burn muscles instead of fat in a calorie deficit body?

Assumption There have been many articles and answers (even on this site) that exercising while on a calorie-deficit diet (or weightlifting/exercising for more than an hour) will not result in ...
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Are there any advantages of being an ectomorph?

It can be on fitness, sports or just plain daily life. Everything I hear and know about ectomorphs is: They struggle to gain weight (be it fat or muscle) and they tend to lose the gains easily. ...
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Exercises for building strong and well defined abs?

While people are very quick to jump on the adage that "abs are built in the kitchen", there are some people for whom additional help is required. Its generally acknowledged that a healthy, low-body ...
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How do I lose body fat without losing body weight?

Right now, I'm currently doing light exercises every other day, and I am following the Paleo Diet. By light exercises, I mean : 10 pushups 15 squats 15 arm lifts Repeat for 3 sets In the months ...
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MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical

I am trying to get 4 hours of cardio per day following a modified version of Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss. The first hour I do incline treadmill at 15% grade at 3.0 mph. This is about 9.65 METs. Is ...
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Why does the suprailliac skinfold body fat method depend on age?

Skinfold measurement charts like the Accumeasure one shown below for suprailliac measurement have the same caliper measurement representing different body fat %s in different age groups. Maybe other ...
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Will the starvation mode /muscle loss happen if I eat just enough to keep me not hungry?

I am following a 3 days per week workout schedule and I am seeing muscle and fat increase as well. I feel like I am eating too much since most of the time I am so full and feels like 'will all this ...
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What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?

Question: what kind of doctor should I see to assess whether or not my body fat can be reduced through further diet and exercise? Background: I've been an avid CrossFitter for over 2 years. I work ...
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losing side and back fat

I run a lot and skip a lot, I also weight lift, I have been losing weight rapidly and I am happy about it. But I really want to loose weight around my side and lower back, it isn't directly my lower ...
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Fat gain/shape after liposuction [closed]

I have learned a few facts about the human body over the years and there seems to be some contradiction. -Fat cells never go away, even when you burn the energy within them. They only shrink in size ...
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Unexplained constant weight gain [closed]

My weight has been constantly increasing for the past 2 weeks at about a total of 6kg.. and i am very worried. I used to be much leaner and could have tons of food without putting on much weight ...
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How come fat people can't float? [closed]

I was wondering, if fat floats, how is it so that a fat guy with let's say 70% body fat is unable to float on water?
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Reducing body fat from low-ish to low in a short space of time

I'm pretty active in the gym, going 5 times a week with a mixture of weight training & aerobic (spin classes). One thing I'm not finding the time for lately is running. Anyway I had one of those ...
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Should I drain canned cod liver?

My product has 115g contents of which I drain 52grams of oil (which is roughly 450kcal). Should I keep draining it? Is it pointless to eat this product, because I'm either wasting it or taking in too ...
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How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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if I am starting to see the veins in my arms, am I losing body fat?

I am: 21 year old male 5 foot 7 94.4Kg 32.2% body fat (last time I was checked) Currently on a lean bulk diet with 5 very intense days of strength/weight training and weekends I actively rest by ...