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    how to tell bodyfat% ?

    which is the best way to tell your bodyfat percentage ?

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    Go in here >> http://www.stevenscreek.com/goodies/pi.shtml



    after you done that

    YOu can look in here where your body percentage lays:


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    10%..ya right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    10%..ya right!
    This formula will only work for the majority of "slender" people. I would not trust it for anything than a mere "guesstimate". I am naturally slender, and it was close though (it claimed 9.1%...I am actually at 8%).

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    based on height and weight
    My "Ponderal Index" is 12.94 which gives an estimated body fat of 14.8% (16.2 pounds of fat)


    based on waist size and weight
    My Estimated body fat of 4.2% ( 4.6 pounds of fat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    This formula will only work for the majority of "slender" people. I would not trust it for anything than a mere "guesstimate". I am naturally slender, and it was close though (it claimed 9.1%...I am actually at 8%).
    yup. Kind of like my BMI considers me "morbidly obese" I figured it was one of those deals. I really need to get some calipers.

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    I would suggest going and getting it checked, maybe your gym can test for BF%?

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    why do you care?

    cant you see in a mirror if ur fat or not?

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    anyone know where i can get a caliper for the measurements?

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    yea that thing is way off! not even close based on height and weight i'm 41% based on my waist i'm 5% haha..in 'REALITY" i'm about 14% it's a bit pricey but i find it VERY accurate...the tanita iron man scale..i've had my bf% measured several times and this scale is right on with what i've been measured for..i think it was $120

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    Quote Originally Posted by V5RED
    why do you care?

    cant you see in a mirror if ur fat or not?
    hahahahaha, yeah just ask someone if u look fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    10%..ya right!

    mine was 15.5%

    hmmm?


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    just head to the nearest personal trainer and they will either be able to do a caliper test or have a impedance scale.

    For me both methods seems very unreliable I did both at a pt on the same day and the caliper showed me at 8%(I was above 10 for sure) and the impedance scale at 14% and I was below that for sure.

    5-6 years ago when impedance scales was new me and my buddy got tested in the hospital for fun. I got 17% wich was probably accurate. But the funny thing is that it claimed my buddy had 21% bodyfat and he was ripped as hell

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    yep you cant really trust any method apart from your eyes

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    mine was 146.6% !!!! yeah right!!!!

    Estimate #1 based on height and weight
    Your "Ponderal Index" is 6.41 which gives an estimated body fat of 146.6% (339.4 pounds of fat)

    Estimate #2 based on waist size and weight
    Estimated body fat of 7.9% (18.2 pounds of fat)

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    Lol!!!

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    Can anyone suggest an acurate method other than caliper or the one where they put you under water......my gym has this hand held thing you hold out in front of you, but it looks a little shiesty

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    does it really matter? either you look the way you want or you dont

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan
    5-6 years ago when impedance scales was new me and my buddy got tested in the hospital for fun. I got 17% wich was probably accurate. But the funny thing is that it claimed my buddy had 21% bodyfat and he was ripped as hell
    Yea, the impedance scales are inaccurate. They send an electrical signal from hand, through body to other hand (or feet depending on type). Some people hold fat more in upper vs. lower and vice versus. Also, the reading can be skewwed if you are hydrated well because the water increases (i think) the conductivity. I say usually + or - 4 or 5%.

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    I got 24% but i just got mine checked w calipers and it was 8.9! so that doesnt work!

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    What kind of crappy BF calculator is that thing?!
    Estimate #1 based on height and weight
    Your "Ponderal Index" is 1110.68 which gives an estimated body fat of -22161.7% (-63515.1 pounds of fat)

    Looks like you better put on some weight!

    Estimate #2 based on waist size and weight
    Estimated body fat of 12.5% (35.8 pounds of fat)

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