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    Default Body Composition for Barbell Training | Robert Santana

    by Robert Santana

    The quest for strength acquisition involves careful consideration of human anthropometry and body composition. Anthropometry refers to the measurements and proportions of the human body. Body composition refers to the percentage of fat, lean mass, water, and bone in the human body.

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    Great article!

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    Thank you sir!

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    It is a great article but is this portion arse about?

    High quantities of abdominal fat are correlated with cardiometabolic disease risk, which has led to the recommendation that males should keep their waist circumference <40 in (102 cm) and females should keep their waist circumference <35 in (88 cm), with a normal waist-to-hip ratio of 0.9 for males and 0.85 for females.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    It is a great article but is this portion arse about?
    Thanks for the kind words Phill! This means that men should keep a waist circumference of less than 40 inches (102 centimeters) and females should keep a waist circumference of less than 35 inches (88 centimeters). The ratio of the two metrics (waist divided by hip) should be 0.9 or less for males or 0.85 or less for females. These targets are associated with a reduction in cardiometabolic disease risk. Does this make more sense?

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    It makes sense though I would've thought waist size and ratio would be more generous towards women.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    It makes sense though I would've thought waist size and ratio would be more generous towards women.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
    Think about it. The common female fat storage pattern follows a gynoid distribution (i.e. the "pear shape") whereas the common male fat storage pattern follows the android (i.e. the "apple shape"). Based on this one would expect most females to have a smaller WHR than males of similar body composition.

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