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bwallen4
10-19-2008, 09:38 AM
How can I accurately measure my body fat at home or the gym (I know I could go to the doctor, but I'd like to avoid that if possible)? The elliptical at my gym says I'm 28%, the treadmill says 21%, and the scale I just bought says 10%. I don't believe the 28% (I'm 5'7", 133lbs), and I really want to believe the scale. Which do you guys think is most accurate? Is there a better way of measuring body fat than this?

cphafner
10-19-2008, 09:50 AM
buy calipers. The scales are not accurate.

bwallen4
10-19-2008, 10:00 AM
Thanks, I'll probably do that. I've also seen online where you measure the circumference of different parts of your body, then put all the numbers into a formula to calculate body fat. Is this method at all accurate?

primal21
10-19-2008, 01:20 PM
Thanks, I'll probably do that. I've also seen online where you measure the circumference of different parts of your body, then put all the numbers into a formula to calculate body fat. Is this method at all accurate?

No

Buy the calipers or go to the doc

Kenny-SFW
10-19-2008, 06:17 PM
your to thin eat more, when it hurts to bend over or wipe your ass then do a bit more cardio. 133? you should be 233, and then some, unless of course it's going to screw up you calvin klien modeling contract.

jay24k
10-21-2008, 08:13 AM
I did the calipers and it said the same thing as the measurement web sites. But this isnt always the case. Calipers aren't that hard to do. Just can be a pain sometimes. :)