gtfpv cycler wrote:aside from bmi , we know if we are over weight naked . and the muscle thing , well i'm going hard to lose weight >( the gut now ) and have put on 1kg this week , my thighs are smaller though and harder , so this could be a long haul to get the right body fat loss , its a case of gaining while losing , think of the image relationship now , smaller thighs to belly ratio , i'm actually looking a little fatter naked , it's the 1st time in a long time where my goals now just arent pure weight related . we can look good in clothes , and still be over weight because clothes hides it , but really look in the mirror at your proportions , when they are right , take your bmi then , and i bet you'll be close to the money .
It will be interesting to see if there is any correlation between BMI and waist measurement. My number 1 goal right now is to reduce my abdominal fat because while I have it I am at increased risk of a number of things. Although, it is good that my waist is a lot smaller.
gtfpv cycler wrote: also i dont know about body fat , but when i was 20 my room mate was very into fitness and marshall arts, he was like a steel door , with a twig waist . he had 7% body fat , he would get every flu or sniffle going around , and would spend a day in bed if he missed a meal . i wouldnt aim for any body fat before speaking to a proffessional .
Good call. I also know a guy who had a low body fat % and he was sick all of the time. I don't think it is healthy to take it too low but conversely if it goes to high then you are at risk for disease. I don't have any particular goal for body fat %, just trying to get my abdominal fat down to a healthy level.