View Full Version : my bf%

10-02-2002, 05:03 PM
well i got my bf% tested by a electric machine my health teacher had.. and it registered under 7% now i can see all my abs in certain light or when i flex... could the reason they dont show normal be because of the creatine .. water retention and high sodium i intake?

10-02-2002, 05:03 PM
meant to add or was the machine just wrong

10-02-2002, 07:54 PM
Not sure, I'd wager the machine was off. I think the only real decent ones are the calipers or something a gym might use maybe. And the underwater thing.

10-02-2002, 08:19 PM
bioelectrical impedence machines are supposed to me more accurate than calipers. But. . . the machine can be thrown off by water levels in your body. The underwater ones are the most accurate, but there downside is availability and cost I think it costs like $100-150 for a one time use.

btw, bio. impedence machines have to be calibrated too. Most likely if it was at school the machine was not calibrated.

10-02-2002, 08:48 PM
ahh that makes sense because i think im around 11 - 12%