I started working out with a trainer, he's the fitness director at my gym and a former body builder. My neighbors both had him as a trainer and loved him...so far I think he's awesome. Anyway we did a Polar Body Age test yesterday and the results were interesting...
Here's a link if you want more detailed info on how the test was performed: http://www.polar.fi/sg-en/training_w.../body_age_test
Blood pressure: 120/79
Max VO2: 35.2 (Moderate)
Strength: Bicep strength 260 lbs (Excellent)
Flexibility: Sit and Reach 13 in (Fair)
- Body Weight: 195lbs
- Lean Body mass: 145.5 lbs
- Fat Mass: 49.5 lbs
- Body Fat %: 25.4% (Moderate)
Skinfold (where they pinch the fat):
- Tricep: 15mm
- Suprailiac (belly): 22.5mm
- Thigh: 30mm
Basal Metabolic Rate: 2071
My body age is the same as my real age 32.
So this has made me revaluate my goal weight of 140lbs. I'm not going to get to 140 unless I loose muscle mass which I don't want so I talked to my trainer and we think the best approach for me is to focus on bodyfat %. Goal #1 is to get down to 20% bodyfat, #2 18% bodyfat, and he said if I work my butt off and really tighten up my diet he thinks I could get as low as 15%.
I feel pretty good about this. I don't really care anymore what the scale says in the end. I will be very happy at whatever weight/whatever pants size as long as I'm not all jiggly, I'm fit, and I look hot
Has anyone else had this test done?
What do you guys know about bodyfat vs lean mass? I guess I would lose some muscle mass as I lose weight but not that much. Do you think my trainer is right and 140 might not be realistic for me based on my current lean mass? I mean I get it I just want to know if anyone is in the same boat. Thanks a bunch!