Want to calculate your lean body weight and the amount of fat you still need to lose to achieve your desired lean body mass? Here’s an easy formula to help you calculate this in no time at all.
All you need to perform these calculations is your current body fat percentage. This is the total percentage of fat in your body and includes body fat as well as essential fat. If you’ve never checked your body fat levels, we suggest a simple pair of AccuMeasure fat calipers which can be had for less than $10.
If you know your body fat percentage already, you’re one step ahead of the game. Here’s the formula you need to shred all the body fat you desire and look lean and ripped this year.
Desired Body Fat % = Current Lean Body Mass / Desired Lean Body Mass
First, make note of your current body fat percentage.
Let’s say you’re 200 lbs and 20% body fat.
200 x 20% = 40 lbs of fat. Your lean mass in 160 lbs.
Your wish to be 9% body fat so that you can really show those sculpted abs off and look like Wolverine.
Take your lean body mass and divide by 91%
(you want to be 91% lean and have 9% fat).
160/.91 = 175.8. This is the weight you would need to achieve to be at 9% body fat (assuming no loss of muscle).
Now, calculate the time it will take you toe reach your goal when losing 1-2 lbs of fat a week. The slower you lose weight, the more muscle you maintain and the better chance of keeping the weight off.
And finally… Eat right by calculating the amount of daily calories you need and workout hard.