Calculating muscle mass and fat mass is very easy once you know how.
Hopefully, you’ve learned how to measure the suprailliac skinfold site.
Once you have that skinfold measurement…
You simply look up your body fat percentage in the tables I’ve provided.
You should continue to practice taking that measurement on a daily basis for at least a few weeks.
You need your body weight and your body fat percentage to calculate your body composition.
We’re going to assume your body is composed of either lean muscle mass or body fat.
Do you have your body weight and body fat percentage? If so, here’s how you calculate your lean muscle mass and body fat…
Calculate Lean Muscle Mass and Body Fat Mass:
Lean Muscle Mass = Body Weight x (100 – Body Fat Percentage) / 100
Body Fat Mass = Body Weight x Body Fat Percentage / 100
Need an example? Here you go…
Body Weight = 188.2 pounds
Body Fat Percentage = 17.72%
Lean Muscle Mass = 188.2 x (100 – 17.72) / 100 = 154.85 pounds
Body Fat Mass = 188.2 x 17.72 / 100 = 33.35 pounds
It’s pretty simple to do the calculations above.
If you weigh 188.2 pounds and have 17.72% body fat, you have 154.85 pounds of lean muscle mass and 33.35 pounds of body fat.
The next time you measure your body weight and body fat percentage, you should strive to increase your muscle mass and decrease your body fat.
If you do, you are making amazing progress!
And that type of progress is typical when using the WLC System.
Now, all you have to do each week is make this simple calculation (calculated for you in your log book) and determine how much muscle/fat you’ve gained/lost from the previous week.
Use the Results to Make Adjustments
Within the WLC System, you’ll learn how to make adjustments to your program if needed.
When your results begin to slow, you simply make an adjustment to your program as explained within the WLC System.
This is yet another reason to learn how to use the free log book I have provided to you.
All of these calculations are done for you — it’s totally automated and you don’t have to make any calculations.
And, all the possible adjustments you can make are included.
Continue reading this website, and you’ll find all the tools and information you need to get fast results.