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    bodyfat

    what is the best way to calculate my bodyfat pecentage.....

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    Hydrostatic tests done @ a University.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Hydrostatic tests done @ a University.

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    how much does it cost? anyone heard of this?

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rodid=10019374

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    Usually around $20-$30 from what I hear/gather.

    Dunno, I never had my bodyfat tested, as I personally don't see a point in doing it.

    I diet until I am HAPPY about how I look, no sense in finding out how "fat" I still am if I have work to do.

    Just never made sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Usually around $20-$30 from what I hear/gather.

    Dunno, I never had my bodyfat tested, as I personally don't see a point in doing it.

    I diet until I am HAPPY about how I look, no sense in finding out how "fat" I still am if I have work to do.

    Just never made sense to me.

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    true indeed....i see the logic. what do you think about this....

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...prodid=10019374

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    i think it's a dead link

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuke
    i think it's a dead link


    True!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuke
    i think it's a dead link
    whooops.....

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rodid=10019374

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buff_Daddy
    my buddy was at <2%BF@198lbs for a comp and that thing read him at like 13% BF i thought it was funny

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    Those handheld devices have gotten better, but they still aren't even as accurate as calipers

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    my buddy was at <2%BF@198lbs for a comp and that thing read him at like 13% BF i thought it was funny
    That's because bio-electrical impedance sends a small electric current through your body and measures the resistance to flow. Therefore, since your buddy was competing, he was severly dehydrated. Since water is a great conductor of electricity, the machine was totally inaccurate as it is based on hydration status.
    Skinfold calipers are the best IMO. Hydrostatic weighing is only good if you can exhale 100% of your air under water, becasue it is based on body density. This is harder than it sounds, you also have to stay under after that to get a underwater weight. If you can't, your residal volume is going to give you some whack numbers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypertrophy
    That's because bio-electrical impedance sends a small electric current through your body and measures the resistance to flow. Therefore, since your buddy was competing, he was severly dehydrated. Since water is a great conductor of electricity, the machine was totally inaccurate as it is based on hydration status.
    Skinfold calipers are the best IMO. Hydrostatic weighing is only good if you can exhale 100% of your air under water, becasue it is based on body density. This is harder than it sounds, you also have to stay under after that to get a underwater weight. If you can't, your residal volume is going to give you some whack numbers!
    yep 7pt Calipers works great IMO

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    Yeah, the hand held thing use the same technology that the scales that calculate bf% use, don't they? I know those work great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaman
    Yeah, the hand held thing use the same technology that the scales that calculate bf% use, don't they? I know those work great!
    Yeah. I was 8.25% last year according to calipers and 21.5% according to a $200 set of scales...hrrmmm.

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