All about body fat percentage – how to measure, what’s healthy & not, & more…

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In this podcast I answer the most common questions I get asked about body fat percentage, including how it’s calculated, how to measure it, what’s a healthy body fat percentage and what’s not, and more…

00:39 – What is bodyfat percentage?

05:39 – What are healthy and unhealthy body fat percentages?

16:39 – How do you measure body fat percentage (DEXA, bio impedance, skin fold, etc.)?


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  1. Just wanna start by saying I love your channel, you have some of the best
    content I’ve come across (and I’m a vegan lol). But my question is what are
    your thoughts on “time under tension”? ex. Doing 6 reps in 30seconds vs 15
    seconds. You talk a lot about rep ranges and sets etc. interesting to hear
    your general thoughts. Thanks a lot : )

  2. Super intelligent discussion, thank you so much Mike. It’s good to see
    someone who can explain the relationship between extended caloric deficit
    and cortisol levels in such a clear and cogent manner.

  3. Hi Mike. I am big fan of yours. I have a question/proposition for next
    video. We know that muscle hypertrophy can occur via 3 mechanisms:
    mechanical tension, muscle damage, and metabolic stress. You are big
    advocate of lifting heavy. I am wandering how for exg. cyclists have huge
    calves, skaters have big quads and arm wrestlers…arms. I know they
    workout with weights, but i believe that TUT and metabolic stress may play
    bigger role than muscle damage. All of them and more athletes train the
    same muscle group everyday, without ‘prescribed’ recovery time, yet still
    are able to build muscle. How does it all work? Can cumulative
    worktentionstress play bigger role than just lifting heavy?

  4. Have been watching a few of your videos, you’re passionate, have great
    points on all of your topics, all around great educational videos.

  5. someday I just wake up and listen to one of Mike’s videos and suddenly I’m
    ready for whatever I am about to do for the day…

  6. +Mike Matthews So if the period of a girl stops its cause she is no eating
    enough calories??? or fat? If she is vegan or vegetarian?

  7. HELP!!How can i increase my body fatam too freaking skinny and got veins
    all over my lower arm and legs

  8. Very informative and info packed video!… I like that!… Most people here
    on YouTube seem like they put a little more “fluff” and “filler” in their
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    I know, (guys and girls), so I’m trying within the last year or two, some
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    still learning many of the “terms” and stuff which are used in the fitness
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    or definition, but I’m also naturally very thin, so at least I’m not
    dealing with being overweight or such first!… I subscribed for more info
    into the future.