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Understanding Your Body Fat Percentage January 21, 2007

Posted by O.J. in Chatter, Sports & Fitness.


I’ve been regularly attending a private gym since September 2006.  I have a personal trainer who structured a challenging work-out program for me with the aim of losing body fat, toning my body, and improving my fitness. 

Last week, after completing just over 3 months of strenuous training, it came time for a fitness exam.  They tested my VO2 Max (which is the volume of oxygen you can consume while exercising at your maximum capacity), my body fat percentage, and my flexibility.  The results of my fitness exam were very satisfying; but what stood out most was my body fat percentage of 18%.  Now, I’m a pretty thin guy, and I’ve been working out religiously for the last 3-4 months.  I never expected to have so much fat in my body! Well, considering the many food articles I’ve posted on ‘The Theme’, its pretty obvious I’m not a very healthy eater…

Anyhow, I found my body fat percentage to be quite shocking, so I did a little research and decided to share the results with you.



What Your Gym Won’t Tell You January 7, 2007

Posted by O.J. in Amman, Sports & Fitness.


With the start of a new year, scores of people have flocked to sign up with Amman’s newest, biggest, and most talked about fitness club – VY Life Gym.

Each new year brings with it numerous New Year resolutions, the most common of which involve joining a gym or fitness club.  While many have already signed up with their local fitness clubs, for those well-intentioned souls who plan to stick to their New Year’s resolutions but have have yet to join a gym, here are a few fundamental issues one should consider prior to becoming a member: