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    22% bf?

    I bought one of those bodyfat scales (cheap-o from target) and it says I'm between 19-23% bf. Is this accurate?
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    No way... Your lower than that... I'd say around 13-15%

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    No those things are bullsh!t I have one that reckons I am 28% and the callapers say I am around 17%. You look about 12 - 14 % to me

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    i'd call BS on it...


    on a sidenote... i don't know what's the fascination with BF% either

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanw
    You look about 12 - 14 % to me


    yeah thats what i was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narkissos
    i'd call BS on it...


    on a sidenote... i don't know what's the fascination with BF% either
    True, I'm more interested in tracking changes than absolute numbers. BTW, easy for you to say when you're ripped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7COCU7
    True, I'm more interested in tracking changes than absolute numbers. BTW, easy for you to say when you're ripped!

    point taken

    I've never had a BF% done tho... i go by the mirror.

    Or get someone to look at me... as someone always sees something you may miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanw
    No those things are bullsh!t I have one that reckons I am 28% and the callapers say I am around 17%. You look about 12 - 14 % to me
    correct, about that mark I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7COCU7
    I bought one of those bodyfat scales (cheap-o from target) and it says I'm between 19-23% bf. Is this accurate?
    those scales work around a simple equation of height and body mass index they are total crap.

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    12-14%

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    what is an easy way to find out ur approx. bf percentage

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    BTW, what's a good % to be at for bulking if you still want to look decent? 8-10%?

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    15% for bulking IMO is good. I was gonna buy one of those scales but it said that it didnt work bodybuilders or certain kind of athletes. if you can see your abb's I say you r ahead of the game

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    I purchased on of those Tanya bf scales. I've been on the ketosis diet for a week and just shedding lbs and the bf scale started at 25% bf and now it's at 31% that's totally impossible, im ready to throw it out cause i find it depressing when it's not accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7COCU7
    I bought one of those bodyfat scales (cheap-o from target) and it says I'm between 19-23% bf. Is this accurate?
    Not a chance...way lower.

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    Those things are sheeat.

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    Angry Bulls**t!

    Yup, this scale is worthless. Hopped on it: 21%bf, hopped on it with a heavy book in my hand: 23.8%bf. What a scam....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7COCU7
    I bought one of those bodyfat scales (cheap-o from target) and it says I'm between 19-23% bf. Is this accurate?
    Look like 15 to 17% which is expected good shape middle aged male. (Not fat by any stretch of imagination). Strange on me those electronic body fat scales tend to low-ball my body fat lower then trainer at gym using calipers.

    You should know anything causing water retension including being dosed up on creatine will cause false reading on those electronic body fat monitors. You should be off cycle and off creatine for 3 months before its accuracy improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAW
    I purchased on of those Tanya bf scales. I've been on the ketosis diet for a week and just shedding lbs and the bf scale started at 25% bf and now it's at 31% that's totally impossible, im ready to throw it out cause i find it depressing when it's not accurate
    If you are loosing more then 2 lbs a week you are loosing muscle, so maybe not so inaccurate. Got to be careful with diet and exercise.

    I know someone who was really big (300 lbs and 50% body fat) and he went on 3 hours a day of spinning classes, powerpump, endless areobics and weight training and 7 days a week, the overtraining cost him dearly on muscle. Plus he also went on a total vegan diet but anyways - so far lost 40 lbs of fat and 45 lbs of muscle... so now at 215# his body fat percentage is not all that different still. If he took it off slower and more intellegently he could be all built and respectable body fat percentage. SO sometimes you can be pleased to see weight come off the scale but is it really what you want to happen in the long run?

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