I am interested in research concerning body composition measurements, genetic potential. My goal is to reach my maximum drug-free muscular genetic potential. Can you help me achieve this goal? Could you also please connect me with any others who you know are interested in this field of research or have a large amount of knowledge in it? That would be so helpful.
I have a few questions about body composition measurements in relation to drug-free muscular genetic potential. If you have some time could you please help me out?
I have been weight training for over 10 years now and I have a good deal of knowledge concerning training, nutrition, and rest. However, I am now trying to teach myself about maximum drug-free muscular genetic potential in relation to body composition measurements such as: Lean Body Mass (LBM) and the Fat Free Mass Index (FFMI). I have read that the maximum potential for my height (5 feet, 8 inches/173 centimeters) is 155lbs./70kg. of LBM and a FFMI of 25.
My goal is to achieve my maximum drug-free muscular genetic potential with a body fat percentage of 9% (I am currently at about 15%). When I calculate my height with a body fat percentage of 9% I see that to achieve a LBM of 155lbs./70kg. I can weight no more than a total of 170lbs./77kg.
Yet, and here is where the confusion comes in - with this calculation my FFMI is only at 23. According to FFMI calculations, to reach a maximum FFMI of 25 at my height and 9% body fat I would need to weigh a total of 180lbs./82kg. This would equal a LBM of 164lbs./74 kg. which is over the natural limit of 155lbs/70kg. for my height.
Can you tell me what is wrong here? Am I misunderstanding something or have I made a mistake?
PS. I still am not completely clear as to what are the exact differences between LBM and the FFMI. I understand that LBM includes some essential fat in the bones and organs while the FFMI includes mineral bone content. Could this be the cause of the difference in the calculations? If so, how exactly?
Can you please explain to me the differences between LBM and the FFMI?
Which in you opinion is the best method of measurement for genetic potential?
I sincerely thank you for your time and help with this. Your expertise is much appreciated.