Despite the fact that the fat percentage of your body is a critical component of bodybuilding, most people still have all kinds of misconceptions about it. So let’s clear it up.
First things first: you need a body fat test in order to separate fat mass from lean body mass.
In order to decide what exactly a “healthy” body fat level is, you need to consider several aspects of your own life. Mainly, however, it all comes down to your gender and your specific goals.
The table below will help you out in knowing your current level of body fat percentage better:
|BODY FAT PERCENTAGES|
|< 13% levels of essential fat|
|< 2-5% levels of essential fat|
The Lean/Fat Mass Formula
- Fat mass: Body Fat Percentage x Weight
- Lean mass: Weight – (Body Fat Percentage x Weight)
The scale won’t always tell you the entire story, so you need the resultant number to gauge your progress. You might either be gaining or losing weight, but if you don’t know if it is due to muscle or fat, or both, you won’t really be able to tell how well you’re doing in your exercises.
Once you’re certain of your ratio of fat mass to lean mass, it’ll be a lot easier for you to stay on the right track of your journey.
If you want to burn extra fat then try a Fat Burning Supplement. It gives your body more time to process excess fat, to be used as energy, instead of being stored.