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Old 07-26-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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S/C/G: 225/ticker/155

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Default body fat %?

i have check my bf% online with 3 different online metods and they all give me different results -what is your method???

Goal by July 2010 - 175
Goal by September 2010- 155
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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S/C/G: 165/see ticker/125

Height: 5'6


The US Navy Method and my body fat scale give me the same number give or take a pecentage or two


I found one that made my BF ten percent lower!! I got a little too excited! This one really seems to be dead on though
Shaping up over the summer!

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Old 07-27-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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I like measuring with fat calipers best. With them you pinch a certain spot on your side near the hipbone. When the calipers click they leave a measurement for you to read, you compare those numbers with a chart and that tells you your fat percentage. It has to do with your age as well so the chart takes those factors into consideration.

I've taken these measurements and compared them with the online methods and mostly they were similar in numbers. My body fat scale though does not give an accurate reading as far as I can tell, it will change by many points depending on whether one is well hydrated or not. With Atkins (when I'm seriously on it) my hydration levels go down, so my fat percentages go up (or something like that) on the scale. That of course isn't what I want to see when I know that it is just because of a change in water levels. So I don't trust the scale much.

With the calipers I can measure in a way that is most accurate for me.
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