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Old 17-04-13, 03:43 PM   #1001
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Anyone know what their body fat percentage is? I'm curious about that, especially after reading a recent article.
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Old 17-04-13, 03:44 PM   #1002
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Anyone know what their body fat percentage is? I'm curious about that, especially after reading a recent article.
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Old 17-04-13, 03:48 PM   #1003
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I was already quite skinny when I was dieting, but it was my body fat I wanted to reduce.

The article I was reading said the girl got her body fact down from a ‘healthy 24%’ to less than 15%, the benchmark for athletes according to them.

That was alright, but my gf said hers was measured at 18% recently and that can’t be right (might have to delete this posts after. )
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Old 17-04-13, 03:49 PM   #1004
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Anyone know what their body fat percentage is? I'm curious about that, especially after reading a recent article.
Only via BMI which seems massively flawed. Mine is currently 25% which puts me right on the edge of the normal weight/overweight band. But I'm fairly muscular in build so I wouldn't say I look overweight these days.
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Old 17-04-13, 03:50 PM   #1005
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Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
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Old 17-04-13, 03:55 PM   #1006
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Mine is currently 27 which is the same as Lebron James
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Old 17-04-13, 04:01 PM   #1007
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Only via BMI which seems massively flawed. Mine is currently 25% which puts me right on the edge of the normal weight/overweight band. But I'm fairly muscular in build so I wouldn't say I look overweight these days.
Aye, BMI seems like a bit of a nonsense. I had a close to overweight reading last year despite being at one of my lightest weights. I have put on some weight in muscle since and entering the figures myself gives me a reading of 22.1. No doubt the reading on 3rd May will have me closer to 25.
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Old 17-04-13, 04:07 PM   #1008
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It's only a guideline. I don't see the problem with it, as long as you don't assume it tells you everything.

Lebron James and Chazza may have the same BMI but having seen them both I can assure you there is a massive difference between a finely honed athlete who spends hours every day doing exercise over many years and the sack of overweight shite that is Lebron James.
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Old 17-04-13, 04:08 PM   #1009
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Old 17-04-13, 04:08 PM   #1010
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My BMI is about 22 which is in the ideal zone so that's pretty good.
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Old 17-04-13, 04:09 PM   #1011
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Never seen us together though
Luckily for me as it would be almost impossible to tell you apart.
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Old 17-04-13, 06:04 PM   #1012
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Mine's 21 @ 5'7" & just over 14st. Slightly disappointed it wasn't lower when I had it tested (with the caliper test) the other month, but that's what you get when you're banned from running/ martial arts for months & having a desk-job.

BMI is bollocks, mine's 30ish as I recall. Don't work on athletes.
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Old 17-04-13, 06:11 PM   #1013
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If I cook a chicken breast and have with pasta in about half hour. Would going to the gym at half 9 be enough time in between?
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Old 17-04-13, 06:17 PM   #1014
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Aye loads mate- I tend to give it 90 mins.
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Old 17-04-13, 06:19 PM   #1015
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Excellent. Going late as should be a bit quieter. Its open 24 hours.
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Old 17-04-13, 06:26 PM   #1016
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I'd really struggle getting to sleep after going so late. Used to have TKD lessons at 930 sometimes & you'd really stay awake cos of the post-exercise endorphins.
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Old 17-04-13, 06:28 PM   #1017
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Mine's 21 @ 5'7" & just over 14st. Slightly disappointed it wasn't lower when I had it tested (with the caliper test) the other month, but that's what you get when you're banned from running/ martial arts for months & having a desk-job.

BMI is bollocks, mine's 30ish as I recall. Don't work on athletes.
No, you're right, it doesn't. Not professional level anyway. Below them, well, it kicks in at some point...

And most people aren't anywhere near that level so it's not so bad for them. Just because it doesn't work for everybody, it doesn't make it useless.
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Old 17-04-13, 06:56 PM   #1018
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You would say that, you're tall
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Old 18-04-13, 07:48 AM   #1019
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It does sound like it's not much use to you, because of the weight training though, not the height, surely.
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Old 18-04-13, 09:54 AM   #1020
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Both in conjunction really mate.
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Old 18-04-13, 11:07 AM   #1021
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Just started the fasting for 2 days a week - shall see how it goes. Read some cracking success stories on it..
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Old 18-04-13, 11:43 AM   #1022
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Aye, know a few people who said it worked well (although all women). I would have no problem fasting for any set day in normal circumstances, except I can't afford 2 days as Monday is the only day I normally don't got to gym.
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Old 18-04-13, 04:21 PM   #1023
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Aye, know a few people who said it worked well (although all women). I would have no problem fasting for any set day in normal circumstances, except I can't afford 2 days as Monday is the only day I normally don't got to gym.
Yeah i've heard good results - all from woman too. Just wanna trim up a bit! In pretty good shape just want a bit more definition..
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Old 18-04-13, 04:22 PM   #1024
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Just started the fasting for 2 days a week - shall see how it goes. Read some cracking success stories on it..
My boss is on it and has lost 2 stones in about 3 months.
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Old 18-04-13, 04:34 PM   #1025
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He will have to be really careful when he goes back to eating properly or he will whack some back on sharpish.
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Old 18-04-13, 05:12 PM   #1026
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I think the way the eggs are cooked is more of an issue than the amount of cholesterol in the egg itself.

Boiled eggs are one of the best ways to have them as they are not being cooked in butter or fat.

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The British Fucking Heart Foundation. They still print this utter bollocks despite being a government organisation? Borderline criminal

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Has to be porridge for me for breakfast every day - great source of energy and I'm never hungry in the mornings.

I take mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a few raisins and skimmed milk. Half way through cooking (nukeing), add a tea spoon of honey and a handful of blueberries and that, my friends, is a delicious and nutritious breakfast!

Also grated apple/pear instead of bluberries goes quite well or chop up some banana after the cooking.

Porridge FTW
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Old 18-04-13, 05:26 PM   #1027
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I mean, what chance do people have if our own fucking health authority prints shit like:

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The main cholesterol culprits are things like dairy products including full fat cheese or whole milk, fats like butter, lard and ghee, fatty cuts of meat or meat products and the skin on chicken.
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Old 18-04-13, 05:35 PM   #1028
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Old 18-04-13, 06:09 PM   #1029
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That's what I call a Fierce reaction!

What's the story?
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Old 20-04-13, 01:37 PM   #1031
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When you're on the treadmill what is an acceptable heart rate? 10 mins in and I was up to 166 and then went to 180. Is that high or OK?
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Here you go Bob, it depends on what you are training for see below and refer to linked chart

Heart Rate Training Zones

Heart rate training zones are calculated by taking into consideration your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) and your Resting Heart Rate (RHR). Within each training zone, subtle physiological effects take place to enhance your fitness.

The Energy Efficient or Recovery Zone - 60% to 70%

Training within this zone develops basic endurance and aerobic capacity. All easy recovery running should be completed at a maximum of 70%. Another advantage to running in this zone is that while you are happily fat burning you may lose weight and you will be allowing your muscles to re-energise with glycogen, which has been expended during those faster paced workouts.




The Aerobic Zone - 70% to 80%

Training in this zone will develop your cardiovascular system. The body's ability to transport oxygen to, and carbon dioxide away from, the working muscles can be developed and improved. As you become fitter and stronger from training in this zone it will be possible to run some of your long weekend runs at up to 75%, so getting the benefits of some fat burning and improved aerobic capacity.

The Anaerobic Zone - 80% to 90%

Training in this zone will develop your lactic acid system. In this zone, your individual anaerobic threshold (AT) is found - sometimes referred to the point of deflection (POD). During these heart rates, the amount of fat being utilised as the main source of energy is greatly reduced and glycogen stored in the muscle is predominantly used. One of the by-products of burning this glycogen is lactic acid. There is a point at which the body can no longer remove the lactic acid from the working muscles quickly enough. This is your anaerobic threshold (AT). Through the correct training, it is possible to delay the AT by being able to increase your ability to deal with the lactic acid for a longer period of time or by pushing the AT higher.

The Red Line Zone 90% to 100%

Training in this zone will only be possible for short periods. It effectively trains your fast twitch muscle fibres and helps to develop speed. This zone is reserved for interval running and only the very fit are able to train effectively within this zone.

Heart rate variations for a given intensity

A reduction in heart rate for a given intensity is usually due to an improvement in fitness but a number of other factors might explain why heart rates can vary for a given intensity:

Dehydration can increase the heart rate by up to 7.5%
Heat and humidity can increase the heart rate by 10 beats/minute
Altitude can increase the heart rate by 10 to 20%, even when acclimatised
Biological variation can mean the heart rate varies from day to day by 2 to 4 beats/minute
Resting Heart Rate

To determine your resting heart rate (RHR) is very easy. Find somewhere nice and quiet, lie down and relax. Position a watch or clock where you can clearly see it whilst lying down. After 20 minutes determine your resting pulse rate (beats/min). Use this value as your RHR.

If you have a heart rate monitor then put it on before you lie down. After the 20 minutes check the recordings and identify the lowest value achieved. Use this value as your RHR.

The heart is a muscle so with regular exercise it will become larger and become more efficient as a pump. As a result you will find your resting heart rate gets lower so you will need to check your RHR on a regular basis (e.g. Monthly).

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Old 20-04-13, 01:50 PM   #1033
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Depends what you want really. The closer you get to your max heart rate the more anaerobic exercise you're doing, which may or may not suit your needs. Google 'heart rate zones'...
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Old 21-04-13, 11:16 AM   #1034
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My resting heart rate is below 50, i've never felt myself particularly fit. Recently after exercising for 30 mins it slows back to below 60 within around 5 minutes, and the quicker the recovery the better I alway believed.

Is this a sign of anything else or should I be pleased that it's a decent fitness marker?
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Old 21-04-13, 11:49 AM   #1035
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I've just bought a Polar heart rate monitor and used it for the first time this morning. I did 6.8km in 40 minutes on the road and my heart rate was an average of 161 with a max of 175. I thought I was running quite a steady pace, but surprised my heart rate was so high. I wondered why I wasn't losing much weight. However my focus at the moment is the 10K race in Manchester.
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Old 22-04-13, 10:54 PM   #1036
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Weighed myself tonight as I hadn't done it in a while, since I started eating better and getting a bit more exercise I've lost 21kg since I started last year which Im bloody pleased with!
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Old 22-04-13, 10:57 PM   #1037
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Fucking hell, 21kg! Well done.
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Old 23-04-13, 08:26 AM   #1038
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21Kg? Kg? Not lbs? Fuck me! You must have been massive though surely?

Lost another 2 lbs last week, I think I've lost nearly 30 lbs now since January. I'm now only 9 lbs off my target ideal weight. Hoping to be there by June/July

Edit: Just checked and I've lost 12Kgs since Jan. Shit that sounds a lot more than it really feels!
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Old 23-04-13, 08:49 AM   #1039
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Just done an hour this morning. In no way am I doing this to lose weight, purely to get fit and bulk up a little.

I lost 7 kg in a few weeks by just hardly eating over this whole wife leaving bollocks. Best diet i can recommend.
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Played a tough game of badminton for an hour last night and won 4-2. It's the first time I've beaten my mate in years of trying (to my memory) and I definitely put it down to being fitter.

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