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strkout35 01-14-2011 10:51 PM

SO's progress pics
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Here's two pics I just took.

Here's a question: who can give me an estimate of my bodyfat?

I just got calipers and i did the measurements right and it says my bf % is 6.2.....seems pretty low to me

BendtheBar 01-14-2011 10:53 PM

I would say maybe 12-14%...

CoopDawg 01-14-2011 10:55 PM

i say 10-14% bro

strkout35 01-14-2011 10:56 PM

soooooo how the hell are the calipers so bad?

maybe i'm just not using them right

CoopDawg 01-14-2011 11:01 PM

Always add 4% to what you get i learned this last night, rich told me this maybe he will come in later n give you advice also, so your between 10-14%

Rich Knapp 01-14-2011 11:04 PM

Callipers you want to add at the least 4% to the reading. depending on 5 or 7 piont test.

5 piont I'd say closer to adding 6%.

This comes from years of using one and knowing people that have had several test types done (pinch 5&7, pod, tank and ultrasound) the same day for personel knowlage comparisons. ;) The last I just got the info last week from my freind.

Rich Knapp 01-14-2011 11:06 PM


Originally Posted by strkout35 (Post 107127)
soooooo how the hell are the calipers so bad?

maybe i'm just not using them right

callepers are not bad, just only read the BF at the surface. People always forget about the deep fat threw out and around muscles and such. This is were the diffrence comes in.
This is also were conditioning and muscle seperation comes in for pre show prep for a BBer.

strkout35 01-14-2011 11:12 PM the instructions the test was only at one point. I'll google for a 5 point test to try

Rich Knapp 01-14-2011 11:14 PM

The WeighTrainer - Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Strength Training, Nutrition

Heres a good 7 point. This one add 4% to it.

When you hit calculate the new window change its % veiw so you can see the result.

BendtheBar 01-15-2011 08:11 AM

I use the 3 point test calculator at the bottom of this link and it works fairly well. - Calipers: Are They Effective For Measuring Body-fat? - David Robson

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