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WantingMuscle7 06-23-2005 05:17 PM

Um well I kind of want to know my bf% but I dont want to go to doctors its kind of far away and i dont trust the things online soo do you guys have any way to calculate it?

sdf42450 06-23-2005 05:33 PM

post a pic... we can probably get u an estimate just as close as what the doc could

Dr X 06-23-2005 06:19 PM

Buy a set of calipars.

verbatimreturned 06-23-2005 07:17 PM

couldnt you also find your Bf% on one of those scales that is suppost to calculate your weight and BF% (just out of curiousity are these any accurate)

WantingMuscle7 06-24-2005 03:18 AM

Oh well ill just work out abs and such and eventually if I get abs thats like 10% .

WantingMuscle7 06-24-2005 03:19 AM

Oh well ill just work out abs and such and when I get abs thats like 10% i think.

apocalypse 06-24-2005 09:31 PM


Originally Posted by WantingMuscle7
Oh well ill just work out abs and such and when I get abs thats like 10% i think.

Hahah, that was a good one. :D

WantingMuscle7 07-18-2005 05:27 PM

Uhm I went online to these body fat calculators all im sure are off so I was wondering if any of you guys new the formula used to determine body fat%.

Darkhorse 07-18-2005 06:03 PM

My big corperate gym has a type of hand held that you grip and it tells you your percentage. It was spot on for me and my friends. I still don't know how it could tell just by my heart rate of something. The only PROVEN is calipers IMO.

Also, if you are trying to gain muscle mass then this whole topic should be a distant afterthought in your head. It's pretty much one or the other in regards to faster noticible results. For instance, you could be gaining muscle with your dietary intake and everything is running smooth, but if you start worrying about fat accumulation then you'll sacrifice some gains.

hrdgain81 07-19-2005 08:00 AM

both the scales and the handhelds run a low level electric current through your body. depending on the resistance the current subjected it, it gives an estimate on bodyfat. This is because current travels through fat differently then it does through other tissues.

you will find if you use one of these devices, they can be skewed by many different things. especially the amount of water you are retaining, and the amount of moisture on yoru skin.

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