Weight Loss Tip: An easy way to cut out additional calories is to stop the evening snacking sessions. After dinner, take a walk, get to the gym or increase your water intake. After an hour or so, assess if you body is feeling hungry. If so, have a yogurt, or a protein shake, instead of reaching for pretzels or carbohydrate-rich foods.
Compare your body fat percentage with this chart…
In my opinion, body fat percentage is the best, most accurate way for guys to measure their progress on a strength training plan. By now you guys probably know that I’m all about setting goals, and more importantly, having concrete ways to measure those goals.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when gauging your body fat percentage progress on a workout program is to rely on a scale. A scale is only going to tell you how much you weigh and will not give you any information on whether you are losing fat or gaining muscle. In order to know just how much body fat you are dropping you need to have a reliable way to measure this…and unfortunately, most of the options are not that consistent or reliable.
That said, if you could have access to a few methods for testing your own body fat levels in the convenience of your own home, you might be able to see where you are a bit more frequently. Even if the accuracy wasn’t spot on, you would still be able to monitor the week to week fluctuations in the body fat percentages that you are seeing and would know the direction you are moving in.
In this video, I cover four of the most common methods for testing body fat percentages at home. I tell you the flaws and the positives with each method. From online body fat calculators to bioelectrical impedance scales to skinfold caliper testing to the old fashioned mirror…each method is reviewed and actual body fat testing results are revealed.
Also, be sure to watch how important knowing your body fat levels are when determining your fitness. You’ll see how two people can weigh exactly the same and look drastically different. Hint…it all has to do with lean body mass!
For more videos on fat burning workouts and muscle gaining exercises to help you change your body fat levels and see noticeable changes each time you do measure your percentages, be sure to check out our youtube channel at http://youtube.com/user/jdcav24
For a body fat percentage comparison chart, be sure to click on the link at the top of the description. You’ll be able to see where you are currently, and where you want to get to in the next 90 days and beyond.