22 min

# Assessing Body Composition The Friction Factor Fitness Podcast

• Fitness

Episode Timestamps:

00:00:14 – Introduction
00:00:53 – What is body composition and why measure it?
00:03:55 – Taking your key measurements: height, weight, and bodyfat percentage
00:08:27 – Estimating your current muscle mass
00:12:06 – Setting bodyfat and bodyweight targets
00:16:42 – Setting a muscle development goal
00:20:18 – Episode recap and key takeaways

http://frictionfactorfitness.com

*Below are the formulas referenced in the podcast for estimating your muscle mass using the free-fat-mass-index. Again, I recommend using the automatic calculator on my website instead.

Lean body mass: Weight in pounds ×(1 – (body fat percent ÷ 100))

FFMI: (Lean body mass ÷ 2.2) ÷ (height in inches × 0.0254)^2

Adjusted FFMI: FFMI + (6.1 × (1.8 – (height in inches) × 0.0254))

Episode Timestamps:

00:00:14 – Introduction
00:00:53 – What is body composition and why measure it?
00:03:55 – Taking your key measurements: height, weight, and bodyfat percentage
00:08:27 – Estimating your current muscle mass
00:12:06 – Setting bodyfat and bodyweight targets
00:16:42 – Setting a muscle development goal
00:20:18 – Episode recap and key takeaways

http://frictionfactorfitness.com

*Below are the formulas referenced in the podcast for estimating your muscle mass using the free-fat-mass-index. Again, I recommend using the automatic calculator on my website instead.

Lean body mass: Weight in pounds ×(1 – (body fat percent ÷ 100))

FFMI: (Lean body mass ÷ 2.2) ÷ (height in inches × 0.0254)^2

Adjusted FFMI: FFMI + (6.1 × (1.8 – (height in inches) × 0.0254))

22 min