What is your body fat?

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

  1. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    hey kunk, check supermeatheads

    I have changed my current estimate to 14% out of depression
     
  2. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    I believe there are plenty of people who honestly think their body fat is 4-6%.

    Size 28 waist at 5'9 143 lbs with muscle. Abs no flexing. Gotten it tested, its my swimmers genetics.

    And its actually around 7%. I lied to see who would challenge me at 4[​IMG]
     
  3. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    From that hilarious t-nation thread, there was actually one post that was one of the better ones I've seen on BF. Forget the calipers. Here is a broadly accurate analysis that I mostly agree with:

     
  4. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I got one of those scales that measures BF and water level. I'm 10.3% BF and 64.5% water. *shrug
     
  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I got one of those scales that measures BF and water level. I'm 10.3% BF and 64.5% water. *shrug

    Isn't that an unhealthily low water %?
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Hmm, based on the ranges rom Metrostyles, I'm probably around 17.74%
     
  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Hmm, based on the ranges rom Metrostyles, I'm probably around 17.74%

    That's where I'd put mine as well.
     
  8. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    I like that rough guide because it shuts up all the delusional people who think they have sub-10% body fat. Look, if your six-pack isn't showing through nice and clear when you are sitting at a computer, you do NOT have <10% BF. Sorry. Seeing an outline of your abs when you flex in the mirror is different.
     
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    skidsm Senior member

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    depending on which caliper method used, i'm between 9% and 11%.

    would love to get a submersion test, but i'm too lazy to go do it.
     
  10. Taxler

    Taxler Senior member

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    I got one of those scales that measures BF and water level. I'm 10.3% BF and 64.5% water. *shrug

    Isn't that an unhealthily low water %?

    I have one of those scales also, and I rarely get over 62%. I drink about 15 cups of water a day, so I don't think it's low, just the way the scales measure.
     
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    javyn Senior member

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    Honestly I have no idea. I've never taken a measurement of my water before heh. I have a sneaking suspicion though that these 30 dollar Walmart scales aren't the most accurate in the world though.
     
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    DrFaustus Senior member

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    I *used* to be around 7%, which was awesome. Due to winter, holidays, and general laziness, I am not sure I want to know at this point.
     
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    According to the guide MetroStyles' quoted, I'm somewhere between shredded and ripped.
     
  14. Squall.Leonhart

    Squall.Leonhart Well-Known Member

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    Higher than I'd like.

    But I'm gonna say probably 12% (truly)
     
  15. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    I just randomly got measured at the gym. 15%, they say, which is better than I expected. Now please don't go discrediting the Tanita scale and ruin my tiny ego boost.
     

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