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Thread: DEXA scan puts me under 10% bodyfat. From pictures I look like I'm 25%. Whats wrong?

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    DEXA scan puts me under 10% bodyfat. From pictures I look like I'm 25%. Whats wrong?

    I always thought a DEXA scan was the most accurate method for checking bodyfat. But looking at my pictures im definitely not 10%. I am rather soft all around with a belly, love handles and no definition or vascularity.

    What may explain this result?

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    Very strange because Dexa scans are so accurate it actually shows fat distribution throughout your body which was my first thought...maybe the scan focused on lower or upper body but that wouldn't be the case so I'm at a loss.

    Interested to see if anyone has an answer for this. I'll be following this thread.

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    Lol it says your head is 18% bf...? WTF? Isn't the brain nerve tissue!? I think this Dexa machine is malfunctioning lol.

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    That scanner might a need a little calibration lol

    But you look like you have a lot muscle in the pic, definitely not 25% fat. You have to think percentage wise, if you got more muscle, the fat percentage lowers.
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    Calibration's off.

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    Calibration like others mentioned. Did the folks there go over the calibration? They are supposed to be within spec .
    I actually received a scan the other day and he went all over that.
    Also depends on how your body distributes that fat as well.Still your over 9.76. Why is it in grams?
    What place did this for you,a college or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zydial View Post
    I always thought a DEXA scan was the most accurate method for checking bodyfat. But looking at my pictures im definitely not 10%. I am rather soft all around with a belly, love handles and no definition or vascularity.

    What may explain this result?

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    Something wrong with the DEXA somewhere. No way your 10% currently, as you mentioned I'd guess 20-25% from your pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMindz View Post
    Lol it says your head is 18% bf...? WTF? Isn't the brain nerve tissue!? I think this Dexa machine is malfunctioning lol.
    Ever ate a brain? Lot of fat in it. Never heard of omega 3s being good for brain health? There's plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerheart View Post
    Ever ate a brain? Lot of fat in it. Never heard of omega 3s being good for brain health? There's plenty.
    Yeah I guess that makes sense but keep in mind I was joking

    But, no, never eaten a brain and don't plan on it lol.

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    drop the DEXA and get some Deca --- lookin good mate

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