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What is your body fat?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by chuckseabreeze, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. chuckseabreeze

    chuckseabreeze Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone actually gotten their body fat taken recently?
     
  2. Eason

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    I've been tested at 8,12, and 17% depending on method. I have no real idea, but I would guess 10%. I should post a picture here sometime and get guesses.
     
  3. Seven_Sigma

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    Coworker has a body fat reader at work and I'm currently at 12.9%
     
  4. SVS

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    Lower than it was last month and higher than its going to be in a few weeks :)
     
  5. quevola

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    I have one of those Omron handheld gadgets and it measures my body fat from 12 to 15% on any given day.
     
  6. wmmk

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    I dunno, but I'd be interested. What's the cheapest way to have it tested?
     
  7. sigma

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    Calipers are more accurate than those handheld electric ones.
     
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    too high.

    I dunno, but I'd be interested. What's the cheapest way to have it tested?

    go into a nutrition store or gym and ask for a tour and if they offer it. water submersion is most accurate iirc. bod pod or other seems alright as well. calipers are okay for tracking, but obviously not entirely right (human error, etc.).

    the little gripper things and the scales you stand on are terrible.
     
  10. JoeWoah

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    I hover between 5-9%, right now, about 7.5%.
     
  11. likeitaloud

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    I hover between 5-9%, right now, about 7.5%.

    That's really impressive.
     
  12. chuckseabreeze

    chuckseabreeze Well-Known Member

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    They had a device I imagine is similar to the thing (posted in the costco link) at my school's gym the other day. It also had metal surfaces for your feet in addition to the hand held grips.

    The guys working the machine said that it passed a small current through your body and measured the resistance created by your fat stores.

    I think they have it there every Tuesday. I don't know why, but it has me really motivated to get my fat % lower knowing that I can now check it weekly.
     
  13. Eason

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    Bod pod was least accurate for me, maybe I fucked up but it was what put me at 17.4%.
     
  14. Noir.

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    ^ i've seen that happen before. can't explain it - it's usually pretty on point. (put a guy @ 14% who was closer to 6 - about 2 weeks out from a comp)

    *shrug* just look in the mirror.
     
  15. Stazy

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    Last time I got it checked I was at 12%. I doubt it has changed much.
     
  16. SField

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    I had the caliper thing done a while ago and it was 12%, but I have abs so can this be accurate?
     
  17. James Bond

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    I had the caliper thing done a while ago and it was 12%, but I have abs so can this be accurate?

    Depending on where you store fat, it certainly could be.

    I would guess I'm somewhere around 12. I will probably break out the calipers the next time I'm home, which is in a couple of weeks.
     
  18. JoeWoah

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    I had the caliper thing done a while ago and it was 12%, but I have abs so can this be accurate?

    Probably a bit lower. It's a more or less thing.
     
  19. TyCooN

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    Dunno. I'm carrying around Ten pounds of unneeded fat right now.
     
  20. Stazy

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    I had the caliper thing done a while ago and it was 12%, but I have abs so can this be accurate?

    I've also got abdominal definition so you're not the only one like that...
     

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