The Body Fat Loss Experiment Essay

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The Body Fat Loss Experiment

Does taking a thermogenic fat loss supplement cause an extra decrease in body fat or is it just the extra exercise and dieting from the individual's commitment itself that causes a greater body fat reduction? Thus, making people believe the excellent results couldn't of resulted on their own without the extra help from the thermogenic? I personally believe that the thermogenic supplement can cause an extra loss in body fat if taken properly.

In this small experiment, I (Sean) and Ricky were the experimental group taking a thermogenic supplement from USP labs called OxyElite Pro for 4 weeks. Well my friends Luca and Adrian were the control group who had not taken anything for 4 weeks knowingly. Luca and Adrian had both decided that they did not need the ...view middle of the document...

Biceps and triceps on Monday, back and chest on Tuesday, calves and thighs on Wednesday, Lats/traps/shoulders on Thursday, and boxing along with calisthenics on Sundays. Sean at 5'7 starting at 146lbs and 14% body fat, and Rickey 5'9 starting at 210lbs and 22% body fat. Luca 5'11 starting at 205lbs and 16% body fat, and Adrian 5'6 starting at 150lbs and 15% body fat. Sean and Ricky would take the supplement as recommended first thing in the morning to kick start their metabolism. Then by 6pm both the experimental group (Sean, Rickey) would workout with the control group (Luca, Adrian) on the same days Monday - Thursday and Sunday. After 4 weeks of strict dieting and vigorous exercise together in the gym for an 1 hour and 30 minutes each day, results were then compared. For the experimental group, Sean weighed in at approximately 139 lbs and 10% body fat and Rickey weighing in at 199 lbs and 17%. Sean lost 7lbs and 4% body fat while Rickey losing 11 lbs and 5% body fat. For the control group, Luca weighed in at 199 lbs and 13% body fat and Adrian weighing in at 146lbs and 12% body fat. Luca lost 6lbs and 3% body fat while Adrian lost 4lbs and 3% body fat. Both Sean and Ricky have shown a more significant loss in both lbs and overall body fat percentage than their adversaries in the control group. I have concluded that performing the same workouts as other individuals while supplementing a thermogenic product to start your day will enhance your chances of burning more body fat throughout the day vs. others who are not taking the product.

The Independent Variable is the expectation that a thermogenic supplement can accomplish greater body fat loss.

The Dependent Variable: Fat loss - was defined as the amount of bf % the experimental subjects lost vs the amount of bf % the control subjects lost.

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