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  • Body fat calipers

    4 21.05%
  • Underwater weighing

    3 15.79%
  • A special electronic scale

    2 10.53%
  • Tape measure method

    0 0%
  • A formula or calculator I found on the net

    1 5.26%
  • the mirror

    9 47.37%
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    How do you measure your bodyfat?

    What methods do ya'll use to measure your body fat%? Please let me know of any other methods I left out.
    Last edited by Deadend; 03-23-2002 at 12:21 PM.

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    I look in the mirror and say shit iam tooooo fat.

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    Originally posted by bexsome
    I look in the mirror and say shit iam tooooo fat.
    Me too

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    HAHA - water displacement - I wish I had the money for that. Calipers are the way to go, just make sure you are using the right formula.

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    I stand in front of the mirror in my underwear, and jump up and down and watch all my fat jiggle and jiggle and jiggle!!!

    It's great.

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    u cant beat getting underwater weighing done for free isnt it great to go to a college that needs people to weigh
    lol

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    Bump, when listing stats everyone posts their bodyfat%, but no one wants to reveal how they got it?

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    If I don't think I look lean then I've got too much bodyfat. Makes no difference to me what others think, or what any bodyfat measurment says.

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    calipers are the way to go for most people, however it takes about 300 times to get consistent, but its the easiest unless u have access to the underwater method

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    Some people will post pics and claim bodyfat when they really don't know for sure. I have a friend who has been doing it for years. I also do it for my clients. I can check and see if I don't agree with hisa measurements. We use the Parillo method and it uses nine sites. I can't reach them all on myself, so I have him do it.

    Another note: at very lean bodyfats, hydrostatic weighing isn't as accurate as calipers, they get crazy readings.

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