Cashman's Origin Fat Loss Journal -Revised Results
As the post says I have just been to do the Origin Fitness tests outlined in the information below, to enable me to become MUCH more efficient in dropping my bodyfat levels.
Firstly here's the introduction to Origin Fitness' service
Basically it has given me a profile based on a series of tests that determines:
- Whether I am a fat or carb burner and relative percentages
- Your Resting Metabolic Rate - RMR - i.e cals used at complete rest
- My Daily metabolic rate (cals used based on average daily activity)
- Where my optimum heartrate should be for burning fat
- Where my heartrate is when it stops burning any fat and relies solely on muscle glycogen
- Where my VO2 max point was
These were very detailed indeed and kevin went through them in detail with me (thanks Kev).
So here's what I can remember so far (waiting for the full report to be posted in the next 24hrs and this may expand as I am sure I've forgotten a couple of points):
I'm a 75% Fat Burner (i.e 75% of calories my body uses are from fat, which means 25% are from carbs. Any excess carbs consumed compared to how much energy I burn I consume will turn to fat)
My RMR is 2250 calories (i.e. if I did nothing but sit in one place all day & night I need this many cals to maintain my present mass)
My Daily Metabolic rate is approx 3000 cals per day that I use in energy
My 100% fat burning effieciency heart rate is 105 bpm at which point I will burn approx 7 calories of bodyfat and only bodyfat every minute at that rate.
It was very interesting to note that my fat burn rate dropped right down to about 25% at 135 bpm IIRC, and then moved up to 95% efficient at around 148 bpm. Kevin asked me if this was where I did most of my base training for cardio and he was SPOT on to the beat!
I also found out where my VO2Max point was (need the report to confirm this point) but was quite impressed with my fitness considering I was not an elite athlete (yet! LOL) and had very recently stopped smoking.
Anyway it's definitelty worth travelling and paying for this service if you are serious about maximising your efforts in fat loss. You couldn't ask for a more helpful professional than Kevin - Origin @ MT - to lead you through it. So my advice is dig deep folks as it's well worth it for that kind of knowledge. What is gonna make it a real bargain is how I utilise this to my best advantage so watch this space......
I'll also be posting a starting BF% and weight reading (caliper reading) and tracking it weekly to guage progress.
Origin and James please feel free to chime in at any point and correct me on anything I might have misunderstood. And everyone feel free to get involved in this thread.
Updated current stats:
Weight - 233Ib
Bodyfat % - 18%
Current Lean Mass - 191Ibs
Current Fat Mass - 42Ibs