Archive for the ‘Body Composition & Body Fat Testing’ Category

February 27th, 2017

Body Type Revisited : A New Way To Think About The Endomorph, Ectomorph, And Mesomorph

Rating your body type using the classic system invented by William Sheldon is called “somatotyping.” Most people just use the term body type instead of somatotype, but whatever you call it, people have been intrigued by this concept for years…

September 12th, 2015

Is Body Fat Testing A Waste Of Time?

Is it really necessary to measure your body fat to ensure fat-burning and muscle-building progress? Some experts today are starting to suggest that we throw away our body fat calipers, just as others in the past have told us we should “throw away our scales.” Should we listen, or would that be making a huge mistake?  Find out the answer in this week’s Burn the Fat Blog “Ask Tom” Q & A…

September 5th, 2015

The BMI Is BS: How The Weight Loss Industry Uses the Wrong Measuring Stick

Most people who are dieting and exercising judge their success on one number: body weight. If they lose body weight, they feel like they’re on track. If they gain body weight, they feel off track. However, making body weight the only number you measure or even your primary measure of progress is a big mistake.

December 1st, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Skinfold Calipers And Body Fat Testing

“Get those vice grips of death away from me!” Cori said. I chuckled and replied, “Oh come on, they’re just harmless skinfold calipers for body fat testing. Pinch an inch, you know?” She continued to protest, “That’s the problem, I don’t have an inch, I have a handful! Yuck!  Do we really have to do this?”

November 25th, 2013

The Scale Is a Liar… But Don’t Throw It Out! (Do This Instead)

I was going to title this post, “The Scale Is a Liar” and that’s it. Then I saw that articles on this subject have already been written by the dozens.  After skimming through them however, I was shocked to see how many of them were giving the wrong advice: “Throw away your scale!”  The scale does lie to you in many ways you need to know about, but instead of throwing it out, there’s something you should do instead…

December 4th, 2006

How To Lose 20 Pounds Really, Really, Really Fast

Absolutely, guaranteed to be the fastest way to take off 20 pounds that you have ever seen…