View Full Version : curious ? re: BF%

01-30-2003, 09:56 AM
i've remained the same weight, 154-155, since my last BF check 6 weeks ago which was 11%(4 pt. area, calipers, and checked twice). yesterday i got it checked again by the same person using the same 4 pt. area but this time it was 13%!

my question is: is it possible to gain a couple BF% pts. w/ NO WEIGHT GAIN?? my diet hasn't changed any and my strength feels good. was it just possible that i got false readings? OR are calipers that inconsistantly accurate? i'm gonna get it checked again today.

01-30-2003, 10:38 AM
It could be possible that you ate too few calories and your body went into starvation mode and ate some lbm and added bf. And it is possible that you just got a misreading from the calipers this time or the original time. I would closely monitor my calorie intake and check your bodyfat every week to see what's going on.
Maybe your not eating enough, or your over your total daily needs, just document everything so you can troubleshoot if it's a nutrition problem or calorie expenditure problem.