Originally Posted by captmomo
one thing abt body fat, how is it measured?
last yr i had a hormonal problem and my body fat percentage came in at negative 3%. how is tht possible? according to my doctor, its cos my body fat was too little to even register on the machine.
for the record, my BMR was 1.3% above max limit.
OK I dont even know where to start. First your body fat was not -3% and thats impossible. Whatever you used (probably some handheld device) is ridiculously inaccurate. I think the lowest possible bodyfat a man can achieve is something like 3%, and no offense but I doubt you are near this.
The most practical (pretty accurate) way to measure your bodyfat percentage is with a calipers. The most accurate way to measure bodyfat is the water displacement test, but it's expensive.. Do not use those electro-whatever handheld tests or scales because they are inaccurate and a waste of money.
However those devices can be a good way to show progress/change if used in a consistent manner for comparison; just the numbers will not be true.