Got a dexa scan today and I wasn't told if the results were good or bad. Was wondering if some one could help me out.
My height is 178 cm (5"10) and weight 75 kg's (165 pounds) age 22.
Thread: DEXA scan. Good or Bad?
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03-20-2017, 08:25 AM #6The best training method is an uncomplicated training program that taxes the muscles occasionally and gives ample time for recovery - Tommy Kono
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03-20-2017, 08:34 AM #7
I'm trying to aim my protein intake to 120g a day (half of that from whey protein powder). which I hope is enough. I'm new to weight training so I can't use super heavy weights so I'm currently using 10 kg (22 pounds) dumbbells in each hands which gives my arms a huge work out & makes them tired pretty quick so I think 10kg is good enough for now. I know I won't gain much musle with 10 kg dumbbells but I'm going to gradually increase the weights every few weeks.
I just measured my waist and it is 37 inches surprisling... I had no weight my waist was that big. Is 37 bad?
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BTW, conventional notions of body composition are all wrong, if DEXA is to be believed. The human body typically carries a lot more fat than people think. Look at the distribution curve on your results. For someone in their 30s, 20-25% is about the 50th percentile, with 15%+/- being the 25th percentile. Don't sweat the numbers.
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Would benching weights daily increase my muscle mass while cutting? or would it atleast maintain my muscle mass?
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Dexa is different then all other forms of body fat testing so you cant compare the results to body fat numbers we typically look at. It is accurate testing but Ive found only good from comparing multiple test results to see progress. The overall number it says you are is meaningless since it tests both types of fat a body carries.
In the past the wife and i would get both dexa and bodpod tests done. I typically came in at 4% lower on the dexa tests and my wife 13% over on the dexaDisabled Combat Veteran (11B)
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03-20-2017, 08:51 AM #12
25" waist on a grown man seems unusually small. Just focus on losing fat, not on a specific waist goal.
Get on a solid lifting program. Either get more equipment for home or just join a gym if at all possible.
Don't fret over the DEXA. They are routinely 5% or more off for individuals. Measuring tape and mirror, as mentioned before, are more useful as long as you don't have a warped view of yourself.
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as long as you are losing weight, not losing much strength, and the tape measurements on your waist/hips are going down, you are going in the right direction.Starting Strength Log (old):http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=166480411
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Incline 185 x 6 (on hiatus, for now)
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Military Press: 135 x 5
herniated disc no squats or deadlifts :(
03-20-2017, 09:45 AM #20
From what I understand it includes the brain in your body fat total, which is 10+ pounds of pure fat, which would not be part of the equation in other methods.
IMO the best use for it is to track progress in body composition when gaining or losing weight, so you can evaluate if your program is effective and that you are not losing muscle or gaining too much fat. I wouldn't look at a certain number as a destination.
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