Fitness Update

Fitness Update

Hello! Today, a colleague of mine who is a regular at my workplace’s gym brought a bunch of us there after lunch so we could use the weighing machine that shows your fat percentage!

You have to take off your socks as the weighing scale uses a low electric current to measure the amount of fat and muscle in your body. They even told me my clothes’ weight (0.2kg)!

My fat percentage is 20.2%. Apparently, the average fat percentage of athletes is 14-20%, but that’s for American standards haha. (If not, I actually have an athlete’s body?!?!?!)

My visceral fat rating (which is the fat around your organs and makes you prone to many diseases) is 1, which is pretty great. I always imagined I had a lot of invisible visceral fat because of how much asians are prone to the “skinny-fat” phenomenon (looking skinny on the outside but actually has lots of visceral fat internally).

Lastly, I was given a physique rating of “thin and muscular”, which is possibly the best compliment I’ve ever gotten on my body :’)))

I’ve always been told I look skinny and weak (I mean it’s slightly true cause I my muscles are all hidden + I have a weak immune system), despite having constantly exercised using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and getting stronger over the years. Not sure where all the muscles are hiding and how my fats can more than easily cover them when they’re just less than 1/3 the ratio of my muscles lol.

Nevertheless, despite the discouraging remarks, I continued exercising simply because it made me feel good. Coincidentally, the cardio function on the app I use (SWORKIT) is basically High intensity interval training (HIIT), which is known to cut down fats while building muscle in a shorter amount of time than plain old cardio. It involves strength based exercises as well, such as burpees, mountain climbers, and also improves on balance with all the one legged hops and skaters.

I’ve been using this app at least once a week for the past couple of years, and I’m so glad I did, for I wouldn’t have built some muscle and lost fat (although that wasnt my main goal of exercising).

Although I’m far from truly fit people, I’ve never felt this healthy in my life, and I feel that all my effort and pain has been validated by the remark “thin and muscular” *_*! I’m going to keep this up and definitely retain exercising as a part of my lifestyle!

Read more on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle through gradual changes in exercise and diet!

Any and all comments are welcome!