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Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions
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A number of academic studies have tried to apportion / quantify the percentage of body fat by compartment (bit of the body), but they all appear to have a standard error in the order of +/- 4%. This ...

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body fat calculation formula for metric values
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Personally I use the BioMetrIcs Android app to calculate / review the formula of a dozen of the more common estimates, but the BiranMac site is a good reference for most of the fitness related formula:...

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How Should I Tackle My Routine?
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Swimming is a good general exercise, as it will work most of your muscle groups, but if you just want to work your core try a combination of: Squats, Planking, and a few Crunch variations.

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Is there a free heart rate monitor for iPhone 5 that will notify me if I exceed a specific heart rate?
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There are many, simply Google: Heart Rate Zone alarm or alternitively Cardio Trainer and you'll get the likes of Cardio Trainer or Heart Rate and Pulse Monitor. Oh, you haven't said which flavour of ...

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I'm missing my left leg, What can I do for exercise?
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Go talk to your physio, as they'll be able to give you some tailored suggestions, in addition to the usual balance / flexibility exercises. Anyway a few ideas you could discuss with them: Making it ...

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How do I measure Vo2Max at home without specialized equipment?
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On estimating your VO2Max number IN your home, and without specialist equipment, you could simply use the Sorensen formula: VO2max = 15.3 * ( MaximumHeartRateBMP / BasalHeartRateBMP) where: ...

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Calorie Counter from heart rate monitor Vs. Elliptical machine
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A common formula for approximating calorific expenditure is: Kcal/Min ~= 5 * massKg * VO2 / 1000 Given both devices had the duration of the session and your Weight that leaves the VO2 figure as the ...

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How to calculate the Ideal Weight?
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Aesthetically there is no such thing, but a number of academics have proposed arbitrary formula that do incorporate those 3 variables: age, sex and height eg. J.D.Robinson (1983) S.B.Halls (2002) ...

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3-Site Skinfold Test Procedure
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Have you read the guide on the BrianMac site, or had a look at YouTube, or any ot the numerous guides downloadable from the web? The Ideal Way to Measure Body Fat NHANES (National Health and ...

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What do we mean by "aerobic" and "anaerobic"?
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At its simplest: Anaerobic - Without Oxygen (Air) Aerobic - With Oxygen (Air) It's a bit more involved than that, as in this context we're talking about the conversion of chemical energy (Fat, ...

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Can anyone provide any evidence that Intermittent fasting (IF) can increase weight/fat loss?
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This was covered in: What's The Right Diet For You? A Horizon Special and there appears to be a few bits in the associated free interactive eBook. Essentially the thought is that intermittent fasting (...

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