I'm running and lifting everyday but my fat % is super high and it seems to stay the same.... but I see my body improving a lot and getting stronger and looking better and better, yet body fat is an issue and I don't know what to do
Oh btw i'm doing CKD...
05-02-2011, 10:40 AM #1
Is it possible to gain muscle but not lose fat?
05-02-2011, 10:50 AM #2
05-02-2011, 10:57 AM #3
Where are you getting the number for your body fat percentage from anyway? The methods with a tape measure or caliper are both incredibly inaccurate. If you measure 31% you could be 26% for all you know. Very few methods for finding body fat percentage are close to perfect - they all depend on how you put on fat and muscle and your general body shape. If you feel firmer and can see you're moving towards the body you want, ignore that number, it's entirely possible it's completely wrong anyway.
05-02-2011, 10:57 AM #4
05-02-2011, 11:00 AM #5
05-02-2011, 11:14 AM #6
Ah, those scales can't actually tell you anything about body fat. They don't know how dense/muscular you are, so how could they say how much of your mass is fat and how much is muscle? Height and weight are not even close to enough information.
Read this http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=123726731 for methods. Most are not available or affordable for non-competitive builders though.
The best you can do is probably found here: http://www.leighpeele.com/body-fat-percentage-report
Honestly, the easiest way to figure out your body fat percentage is to look at other women who know their real bf percentage and compare, to at least give yourself a range. That, or post pictures in the bf thread and ask the experts (again, visuals can only give you a range, but more accurate than scale or tape measure might be able to do).
05-02-2011, 12:18 PM #7
yeah, I agree with the previous post. The calipers say I'm 29%. Seriously. I can see upper abs, there's no way I am almost "obese". lol. I just accumulate most of my fat on my arms and back where the calipers measure.
There are tape measurements you can do as well, but sometimes those aren't accurate either. My pt tells me for women it goes like this:
14-12%-lower abs, maybe obliques.*"Obession is just a word the lazy try to call the dedicated"*--not mine, but a great quote!
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05-02-2011, 12:25 PM #9
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