Lean Body Mass and Weight Loss: How Does Lean Body Mass Relate to Weight Loss?

Lean body mass is the amount of body mass that a person has when the weight of fat is subtracted. The weight of lean body mass contains bones, fluids, ligaments, tendons, and organs.

While it is good to be lean, it is bad to be too lean. For optimal health, women should have at least ten percent body fat, and men should have at least two percent body fat.

The calculation of lean body mass is somewhat identical to the calculation of body fat percentage, so both calculations have been included in this article.

The first step in measuring lean body mass and body fat percentage is to determine your body mass index value.

Divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared, and then multiply this number by 703. The resulting number is your BMI value.

Next, to calculate your body fat percentage, use the following formula. The formula for females is (1.20 x BMI) + (0.23 x Age ) - 5.4. The formula for males is (1.20 x BMI) + (0.23 x Age) - 16.2. The resulting number is your body fat percentage.

The last step is to measure your lean body mass. To do this, you simply multiply your body fat percentage by your total weight. The resulting number is the amount of fat pounds that are currently on your body.

If you then subtract this number from your total body weight, you will have your lean body mass, which is how much you would weigh without having any fat at all.


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