Episode 11: Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan - What Women Really Need To Know About Body Fat & Fitness

The Bodybuilding.com Podcast show

Summary: Special guest Abbie Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., expert in women's fitness and body fat measurements, answers our wide-ranging questions about training, cellulite, and health for women. Wondering how accurate that number on the calipers is? How low you should strive to go? Whether you should do cardio fasted? Listen up before you cut down! Highlights: - What's a DEXA scan, and how different is it from other body fat measurements? Body fat measurements for babies and pregnant women? Yeah, they exist. - The advantages of a DEXA scan, and how you might be able to get one in your town. What does DEXA say about the post-pregnancy body? - Less time = more purposeful training. How low is too low? - Abbie's experience as a college runner (9 stress fractures? Yow.) - The lowest body fat she's seen for men and women. - How to juggle the priorities: strength, weight, BF, how your pants fit… - How a DEXA scan can show your "ideal body weight" - Core and posture: Where strength should start for women (and butt strength, of course!) - Why this former runner only does HIIT cardio now. How fasted cardio can actually impede fat-burning. - Yogurt as a pre-workout meal, anyone? Where the science is at on food sensitivities. How limiting FODMAPs might help. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | https://www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | https://plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | http://spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | http://bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | http://www.bodybuilding.com/podcast