The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Visceral Fat stats: good or bad?

    When I started training back in June, my visceral fat was at 3. Now, four-plus months later, I have gained 19 lbs muscle, lost 17.5 lbs bodyfat; however, my visceral fat has gone up to 5.

    Is this a negative thing? What's a good range for visceral fat? Why would it go up when the rest of my bodyfat is going down? Should the visceral numbers concern me at all and is there anything I should be doing about it to either get it back down or prevent it from continuing to increase?

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    Who exactly is determining your visceral fat and how are they doing it?


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    One of the trainers at the gym I go to has me stand on a scale in my bare feet and hold onto a metal bar and supposedly it sends an electrical current through my body and measures visceral fat, lean mass, and bodyfat.

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    Those things are highly inaccurate. If you truly lost a significant amount of body fat some percentage of that was visceral. Viesceral fat is correlated with metabolic syndrome etc., but the way you lose it is in the same way you lose any kind of body fat so if you have gotten leaner then your visceral fat is also down.

    Don't worry about that stuff. Use the mirror and things like your waist circumference to gauge how your fat loss is going.


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