Calculating lean body mass and fat mass is going to be very easy for many of you.
And could be a little tough for some of you.
It all depends on your math skills.
Whether you're good at math or not, this page here will take you step by step through the calculations.
These calculations are going to be vital for you to measure your progress.
There are a large number of people out there who simply lift weights or exercise and hope they get results.
Make Sure You Read This: If you don't take measurements, how do you know if you're making progress?
Sure, the mirror will tell you but we look at ourselves every day and the small changes are sometimes hard to see.
Small Changes Week By Week Turn Into HUGE Changes
The small changes start to add up over time and turn into huge changes.
So let's make sure you're on the right track by taking measurements, counting calories, and being consistent with your weight lifting, stretching, diet, and cardio.
Without these measurements and calculations, you're “running blind” so to speak. Let's do it the right way.
Don't just hope that you get results. You will get results. You will change programs, diets, cardio, stretching, exercises, and anything you can until you get you the results you want.
Too many programs and websites could care less if you're getting the results you want.
As long as they get your money, they expect everyone to be happy. Everyone expects you to pay to get results. We're giving you so much on this website for free. No where else compares.
In order for you to change things in your weight lifting program, you have to know whether or not you're going in the right direction.
You must know how your body is responding to your weight lifting, weighted stretching, diet, and cardio.
Measuring your muscle mass and fat mass is the key to measuring your bodies response to your weight lifting program.
Before And After Every WLC Weight Lifting Program
Why do you need to know how to calculate lean mass and fat mass?
Well, lean body mass is what we will call your muscle mass and this is the type we want to increase or at least keep the same during fat loss cycles.
Fat mass is the amount of fat you have on your body and, of course, we will want to decrease that or at least not gain too much more for those people who want to gain weight and build muscle mass.
Muscle mass is very important. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns each day.
If you calculate lean body mass and fat mass before and after each cycle of WLC or any other weight lifting program, you will be able to measure the progress you've made over the past few months. Measuring progress is very important.
If you're not making any progress, then you're definitely going to need to change something.
Don't worry about not making progress when using the WLC System, though. You follow the system guidelines for building muscle and burning fat and you get results!!! Simple as that.
Measure Body Fat Percentage
You have to measure your body fat percentage before you're able to do any muscle mass or fat mass calculations.
Once you have your body fat percentage and body weight, the calculations for muscle mass and fat mass are very simple. Don't be intimidated by any of this because it's all very simple. It's only going to take a few seconds once you get the hang of it.
As long as you have a calculator or spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, you can easily do these calculations. With each of our step-by-step muscle building and fat burning programs, you get a log book that does these calculations for you.
Here's How Your Do These Lean Mass And Body Fat Calculations…
Like I said before, you need to have a few pieces of information before continuing with these calculations.
Make sure you have the following two pieces of data before continuing:
Body Fat Percentage
Lean Body Mass = [(Body Weight)(100 – Body Fat Percentage)]/100
Fat Mass = (Body Weight)(Body Fat Percentage / 100)
That's it… plug your body weight and body fat percentage into the formulas above and you'll have your results. Make sure you do these each week to make sure you're making progress on the program you're using.
Our step-by-step programs are laid out each day… step-by-step. So you know exactly what to do each day. We'll tell you what changes to make when your results slow… the body adapts to everything and that's why results slow down.
You've got to make changes when this happens, and the only way to know when results slow is by measuring your results using lean mass and fat mass.
An Example To Help You Out…
I wanted to provide you all with an example to make these calculations easier. I always learned better from examples.
Body Weight = 220.0 pounds
Body Fat Percentage = 10%
Lean Body Mass = [(Body Weight)(100 – Body Fat Percentage)]/100 = [(220)(100 – 10)]/100 = 198.0 pounds
Fat Mass = (Body Weight)(Body Fat Percentage / 100) = (220)(10 / 100) = 22.0 pounds
So, you can see from the results above that the person has 198 pounds of lean body mass and 22 pounds of fat mass.
From there, the person in the example above will be able to measure progress in the future by simply performing the calculations again to see how much he/she has gained/lost from the previous measurements.
It's very easy to do. With the results of your measurements, you can ensure you are always making progress. That's one way the WLC System always works.