It is very important to accurately measure your body fat. There are several ways to measure it.
- Skinfold caliper – this is a device used manually, which means it measures the fold on the skin and assumes that it measures the underlying layer of fat. It applies pressure on the skin and has scale on its device in millimeters.
- Determining muscle loss- this method requires a weighing scale and some computations. A person’s weight is multiplied by the % of the body fat. This will yield the total pounds of body fat. Once subtracted from the weight, we will get the weight of the lean mass. By doing a before training and after training computation, we will know whether we gained lean mass or just fat.
- Determining weight and fat proportions – Once weight and fat are known variables, we can now determine what the proportion body fat is for a specific person. Here is how we do it.
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