Monday, August 21, 2006

Stats as of August 14

Age: 32 years.
Weight: 336 lbs.
Waist: 56.5 "
Hips: 54.5 "
Height: 5 ' 10 "
Wrist : 7.75 "
Neck: 19"
Forearm: 14.5"
Estimated Body Fat*: 40.2 %
Estimated Total Fat: 134.4 lbs.
Lean Body Weight**: 201.6 lbs.
Ideal weight range***: 232 lbs. to 252 lbs.

Diet Goal: 240 lbs.

*Body fat - I used to use the Protein Power Life Plan book to calculate body fat. But, the chart only goes up to 300 pounds. I tried several online calculators. The Navy calculation puts me at 31.82 % body fat. The YMCA calculation puts me at 43.7 %. Health Central's website,, uses the Covert Bailey formula and asked for more parameters than either of these and came up with the value above, part way between the Navy and YMCA calculation. I know that none of these are accurate, but I don't have access to equipment such as a huge tank of water.

**Lean body weight is supposed to be your total weight minus fat (i.e. bone, muscle, water, etc.). My lean weight 6 years ago was estimated to be 174 lbs., 31 lbs. less than my lean body weight today. I am not sure if this is due to the use of a different calculation method or if it is due to additional muscle built by carrying around my extra fat weight.

***The ideal percentage of body fat for a white male is 15 to 22 percent according to Bailey, Covert. The Ultimate Fit or Fat. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Copyright 1999,

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