Body Composition Explained | Musashi – Quality Performance Nutrition

Body Composition Explained

Body composition refers to the percentage of fat, bone, water and muscle in a human body.  Muscle tissue takes up less space in your body than fat tissue.  Muscle also burns more calories than fat, which means the more muscle you have the more calories you will burn – even at rest.
 
The scales can’t tell the difference between a kilogram of fat and a kilogram of muscle and therefore weight is considered an inaccurate way of measuring the progression and fat loss results.  Body composition testing (fat vs. lean mass) has long been considered by fitness and medical experts as an accurate way to determine health status and disease prediction.  Some of the methods used by fitness and medical professionals include: skinfold callipers, bioelectrical impedance analysis, underwater weighing and Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).
 
Body fat percentage will vary among individuals and due to genetic make-up women commonly have a higher body fat percentage in comparison to men.  Excess body fat is a disadvantage in almost all sports and fitness programs, reducing power, speed and performance, however very low body fat can also have disadvantages, including hormone imbalances, bone loss and eating disorders.  To achieve the perfect balance, it is important to follow a healthy eating program including protein for muscle building, carbohydrates for energy and fat for transporting nutrients.  
 
What is the desirable body fat percentage?
Body fat percentage for athletes will vary depending on the particular sport; the lowest is seen in male body builders averaging between 6-8% and ALF and rugby players between 10-14%.  The average healthy active male will often maintain between 14-18% and women between 20-25%.      
 
Musashi Shred and Burn
Musashi Shred and Burn Protein Powder is an advanced thermogenic protein powder containing 20g of protein per serve to assist muscle mass and development. Musashi Shred and Burn is designed to reduce the absorption and production of fats while stimulating the metabolism to release and burn stored body fat.  Consuming one shake per day can help to reduce body fat while also helping to maintain muscle mass.  
 
How does Musashi Shred and Burn work?
Thermogenesis is the process of generating energy and heat into cells of the body, burning calories in the process.  Thermogenic ingredients such as garcinia cambogia, nicotinic acid and caffeine are often added to weight loss supplements to assist metabolism and fat burning.  The Musashi Shred and Burn Protein powder contains therapeutic doses of these active ingredients giving it a unique advantage over any other fat burning product in the market.