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fpr
12-15-2008, 04:28 PM
We have a tanita scale at school and 3 1/2 months ago when I weighed myself I was 219.9lbs @ 5'11 and body fat of 15% (I know there is some question on the accuracy of these things but that seemed accurate).

We did a post weigh-in at the end of the semester (today)... about 3.5 months later and I weighed in at 231.3lbs @ 17.5% BF. My numbers have gone up for the most part, I feel like I definitely look fatter though (opposed to more muscular). You think what I gained was mostly fat?

MPB
12-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Electronic scale is not a good way to measure bf %

Do you have before/after pictures?

fpr
12-15-2008, 04:43 PM
I'll try and throw something up when I get home, not sure how well the pics can be compared because this time around I don't have anyone to hold the camera for me so I need to hold it myself. Don't think it has an auto timer.

fpr
12-15-2008, 06:59 PM
Here are some photos of me at 231.3lbs @ 5'11, 17.5% BF according to tanita scale.

Scroll down to see them, I have pics of me at around ~210lbs below that...

Mods, feel free to move this to pics forum :hello:

fpr
12-15-2008, 07:01 PM
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26908&d=1229392676
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26909&d=1229392687
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26910&d=1229392702
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26911&d=1229392710

fpr
12-15-2008, 07:11 PM
Here are some older pics....

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25334&d=1198119136
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25448&d=1202343973
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25335&d=1198119145

Guitar90
12-16-2008, 04:31 AM
You look much thicker.

KingWilder
12-16-2008, 06:24 AM
Electronic scale is not a good way to measure bf %

Do you have before/after pictures?

assuming he used the same scale, I'd say it's accurate enough to see how much he gained % wise, the number itself just probably isn't going to be that accurate.

OP
Using the number provided we can at least see if what you gained was mostly muscle or fat.

219.9 @ "15%" = 186.9lb LBM and 33lb fat

231.3 @ "17.5%" = 190.82lb LBM and 40.48lb fat

so it looks like you gained about 4lbs of muscle to a whopping 7.5lbs of fat

that's almost a 2:1 fat:muscle gain ratio

diane82
12-16-2008, 09:30 AM
You are really hairy!

Sorry that wasn't really a helpful comment, but it's kinda cute.

fpr
12-16-2008, 10:17 AM
By cute, I think you mean sexy.

Real men are hairy like animal :indian:

Detard
12-16-2008, 04:02 PM
By cute, I think you mean sexy.

Real men are hairy like animal :indian:

Agreed. Let that **** flow