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Old 01-14-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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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
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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I would say maybe 12-14%...
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i say 10-14% bro
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soooooo how the hell are the calipers so bad?

maybe i'm just not using them right
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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%
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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.
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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.
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Ah.....in the instructions the test was only at one point. I'll google for a 5 point test to try
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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.
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I use the 3 point test calculator at the bottom of this link and it works fairly well.

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