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Body Composition: Measure Your Muscle Mass and Body Fat Percentage

tl;dr on body composition

Body composition is your body fat percentage.

The best way to measure body composition is to have someone else do it for you. Do a Google search to find a provider.

DEXA, air displacement, and multi-site skinfold measurements are all good choices.

Bioelectrical impedance (like through your scale) is convenient, can be precise, but is usually not very accurate.

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Getting Huge While Moving Well

I just saw a comment on one of my daily YouTube videos that shook me.

It’s not that it was particularly scary or outrageous… it just reminded me so much of me.

How do you get huge while nursing your body? Is it even possible?

How do you treat that nagging shoulder/elbow/hip/back/etc but still have fun in the gym?

How do you sweat and make your muscles burn when you feel indefinitely injured?

This post is probably the most existential topic I’ve ever covered. It addresses the questions I’ve been pondering the most for the last decade.

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Muscle Soreness

tl;dr
Working out makes you sore. Consistent working out makes you less and less sore over time. Sleep and good nutrition help your muscles recover.

You’ve just decided it’s time to be a new you. You’re tired of gasping for air on the stairs, not fitting in your clothes, and feeling weak.

So you order up a trainer and he or she kicks your butt (probably not literally). You’re doing things you’ve never done before.

First of all: GO YOU! This is a HUGE step on your journey to your new lifestyle.

Second, why the hell does it hurt so badly?

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