Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Monitor Your Body Fat Levels For Results


A very important aspect in really finding out if you're on the right track or not, is to monitor your body fat levels. Go to your local sports store and buy some body fat calipers to test your fat levels. Record these levels along with your body weight each week and start to monitor these changes. You want to make sure you're building quality muscle mass and burning that extra body fat.

By monitoring the changes of your lean body weight, you will be able to tell whether or not you are replacing adipose tissue (fat) with hard earned muscle. Lean body weight (muscle) can be found by subtracting your body weight with your body fat weight. You body fat weight is calculated by multiplying your weight with your body fat percentage.

Tips on measuring your body fat levels:

1. Take all measurements on the right side of your body.

2. Carefully identify and recall your measuring site for accuracy.

3. Take the measurement when skin is dry and lotion-free.

4. Do not measure immediately after exercise due to shifts in body fluid.

There are three main sites for measuring your body fat for males:

1. Chest - Fold is taken 1/2 the distance between the anterior auxiliary line and nipple.

2. Abdominal - Fold is taken vertical 2 cm lateral to the umbilicus.

3. Thigh - Fold is lifted on anterior aspect of thigh midway between inguinal crease and proximal border of patella. Body weight is shifted to left foot.

There are three main sites for measuring your body fat for females:

1. Triceps - Fold is taken midway between the shoulder and elbow joint, on the center of the back of the arm.

2. Waist - Fold is taken diagonally above the iliac crest along the anterior auxiliary line.

3. Thigh - Fold is lifted on anterior aspect of thigh midway between inguinal crease and proximal border of patella. Body weight is shifted to the left foot.

Kris Bierek is a fitness specialist for the health and fitness site http://www.ShapeFit.com where you can find FREE fitness tools like fitness newsletters, dieting tips, weight loss help, exercise questions and a free fitness analysis to help you get into the best shape of your life!


MORE RESOURCES:

Schools ensure students get regular exercise
Washington Times
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Feet flew and heart rates soared Friday at Coralville Central Elementary. Students got a workout during a flurry of physical activity known as Fitness Friday, a physical education period dedicated to fast-paced exercise. McKenna ...

and more »


This Simple Exercise Can Improve Depression Symptoms Long Term
Huffington Post
Women who averaged 150 minutes of moderate exercise (golf, tennis, aerobics classes, swimming or line-dancing) or 200 minutes of walking every week had more energy, socialized more, felt better emotionally and weren't as limited by their depression ...

and more »


Care2.com

The Unexpected Best Time of Day to Exercise
Care2.com
If you're looking to lose weight or improve your health, you may be trying to do everything in your power to ensure your success: you eat right, sleep well, exercise daily. You may have even wondered whether exercising at a certain time of day could ...



Entrepreneur

With This Exercise, Talk Your Way to Your Best Self
Entrepreneur
Step 1: Imagine someone with whom you want to have a win-win conversation or ask that person to partner with you for this exercise. Prime yourself for the conversation through journaling to practice speaking your voice. Write out what you want from ...



Chicago Daily Herald

Study: Imaginary exercise can keep casted muscles strong
Chicago Daily Herald
Stuck in a cast? A new study shows that performing mental exercises may help maintain more muscle strength. Thinkstock photo. By Nancy Szokan The Washington Post. Have you ever broken a bone and had to immobilize a limb in a cast? Do you remember ...



Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Retired veteran inspires seniors with exercise drills
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
In Eric Lynch's exercise class, there's a penalty for wrong answers. Senior citizens who don't recall the names of Bible characters, or how to spell Mississippi with crooked-letters and humped-backs, have to sing a song, do more exercises -- or even smile.



Providence Eyewitness News

Asylum denied for Afghan officer who fled training exercise in Mass.
Providence Eyewitness News
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. immigration judge has denied asylum for one of three Afghan military officers who fled a training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to his homeland. The judge ruled Friday that Maj. Jan Arash had not proved he ...
U.S. judge: No asylum for Afghan soldier who fled trainingMilitary Times

all 56 news articles »


Willoughby: Skijoring provides a great way to exercise yourself and your dogs
The Denver Post
"I had these two pointers that were so high-energy, and I really couldn't get them the exercise they needed in the wintertime," said Morrissey, a longtime nordic skiing instructor and former president of the Colorado Cross Country Ski Association ...



U.S. News & World Report

6 Frugal Ways to Exercise With Young Kids
U.S. News & World Report
Do an exercise video, hit your home gym equipment or do your own cardio and strength moves while your little one is occupied with his or her favorite show or app. Need some examples of easy moves to do during your child's screen session? If you don't ...

and more »


How One Woman Overcame Her Exercise Addiction
Shape Magazine
I can trace the roots of my exercise addiction back to the first time I snuck off to my room to do jumping jacks, lunges, burpees—anything that would up my heart rate and help me take control of my body. It started after my parents sent me, at 13, to ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.