Increase lean body mass


Lean body mass is not only nice to look at, but also signifies health, youth, and vigor. So, let’s get started with talking about how you can increase your lean body mass!

First of all, if anyone is unaware of why it’s a good idea to increase lean body mass for themselves, then here’s a review. The less body fat and the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate will be.

In fact, if you are attempting to lose weight , know when you lose fat, it doesn’t “magically” turn into muscle; you need to work at it. I’m here to tell you how!


 
  Sometimes, people ask me to explain what is lean body mass or lean body weight. However, it is not what you think. Indeed, lean body mass has nothing to do with your ideal weight or what your body should be like if you were ‘lean’.

Not for a long time. Actually, I can’t remember the last time. Praise be to Wikipedia and Google.
 
  Lean body mass refers to the sum of the weight of your bones, muscles and organs. Basically, lean body mass is the sum of everything other than fat in your body.


 
  So why is it included along with the Body Mass Index (BMI) on the body surface area calculator page?  Because it’s kind of fun to think about.  That is all.

Lean body mass is simply an estimation of how much you weigh without the body fat – the weight of your bones, organs and muscles.

As the other factors are assumed to be relatively static, by monitoring your LBM you can get a fairly accurate estimate of the amount of muscle you are gaining or losing.

It is much more important than your bodyweight. People with the same bodyweights but different LBMs can look radically different (see Muscle Weight Vs. Fat Weight below ).

The purpose of this study was to determine aerobic performance in men with an increased body mass due to (a) high body fat (>21.5%) but with a average (59.0–64.3 kg) lean body mass (HBF group) and (b) high lean body mass (>66.3 kg), but with average body fat (14.0–18.5%) (HLBM group).

No statistically significant differences in relative values of VO 2 max were found between the HBF and HLBM groups, in VO 2 max⋅BM −1 (50.24±4.56 vs. 53.11±5.45 mL⋅kg −1 ), VO 2 max⋅LBM −1 (65.33±5.63 vs. 63.86±7.13 mL⋅kgLBM −1 ), and VO 2 max⋅BM −0.75 (150.29±13.5 vs. 160.39±16.15 mL⋅kg −0.75 ). Values of VO 2 max⋅BM −1 were significantly lower in the HBF and HLBM groups than in the control group (58.23±5.84 mL⋅kg −1 ).

Citation: Maciejczyk M, Więcek M, Szymura J, Szyguła Z, Wiecha S, Cempla J (2014) The Influence of Increased Body Fat or Lean Body Mass on Aerobic Performance. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95797. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0095797

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Lean body mass is not only nice to look at, but also signifies health, youth, and vigor. So, let’s get started with talking about how you can increase your lean body mass!

First of all, if anyone is unaware of why it’s a good idea to increase lean body mass for themselves, then here’s a review. The less body fat and the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate will be.

In fact, if you are attempting to lose weight , know when you lose fat, it doesn’t “magically” turn into muscle; you need to work at it. I’m here to tell you how!

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