Will Monitoring My Heart Rate Help Me Burn More Body Fat?
Our heart rate is much like a speedometer in a car. In our cars we know that the faster we drive, the sooner we arrive at our destination, and the more gas we will burn in the process. In the case of a workout, you want to ensure that you have a high heart rate to increase the intensity of the workout, burn the maximum amount of calories and in effect, get the best value for your time spent exercising. Monitor your heart rate and burn more gas!
How Much Muscle Can You Gain in 1 Year?
The average muscle gain for a man is 10-12 pounds per year, while the average for women is 4-6 pounds. Women don’t have the same muscle gaining potential men do because of hormones and other genetic factors. If you’re gaining more than these amounts per year, you can almost guarantee it’s fat weight and not muscle! Muscle and body fat go hand-in-hand, so cut back on the calories!
What’s the Most Accurate Way to Measure Body Fat?
Hydrostatic (underwater) weighing along with whole body air displacement plethysmography (body pods) are the most accurate methods to measure body fat. In second place is biological impedance (body fat scale), and in third place is the traditional method of skin fold testing.
What Should My Body Fat % Be For a 6-pack?
Men, if you’re looking for a 6-pack you’ll need a body fat percentage of 10% or lower, and women, you’ll need 15% or lower. It is easier for most women to have a 6-pack than men because they generally carry less body fat on their midsection. Sorry guys, this time the women win!
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