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jed
07-13-2005, 03:12 PM
hey, im new here and i searched for "body fat" but it came up with a fatal error so i looked but i didnt see a thread. i was wondering how all of you people figure out your %body fat. i am interested in getting mine because im 160 and i honestly dont have very much fat at all exept some on my belly.

Focused70
07-13-2005, 03:38 PM
Most people either do it with a skinfold test or a caliper test. You'll probably want to search the diet forum for additional information.

Unholy
07-13-2005, 03:43 PM
Isnt a skinfold test a caliper test? Use calipers to measure the skinfold. Maybe im out of my mind, it wouldnt be the first time.

Focused70
07-13-2005, 04:15 PM
I was thinking of the pinch test for some reason.

Geeper
07-13-2005, 06:00 PM
I use calipers 99% of the time but I'll jump on those fancy scales, use any web based calculator I can find and take a mental average. My calipers cost me like $9.

D Breyer
07-13-2005, 06:25 PM
can you get calipers at GNC?

Canadian Crippler
07-13-2005, 08:35 PM
Hmm, some of them might have. Call and ask.

Why did you make two threads on this jeb?

D Breyer
07-13-2005, 08:42 PM
alright i will do that.

jed
07-13-2005, 09:26 PM
Hmm, some of them might have. Call and ask.

Why did you make two threads on this jeb?

because someone above told me to go to the diet forum so i thought i shud make one there cuz it seemed like he was the only 1 that was gunna reply, but thanks ill delete it now.

about the "pinch test", how do u use the calipers? what are calipers? what do u measure? i am really n00b at this :) thanks for all ur replys!

Owen
07-13-2005, 09:49 PM
http://www.topendsports.com/testing/tests/skinfolds.htm

Heres some info on that for you.

PhilsterT
07-14-2005, 10:44 AM
If you go to gym (not one assosciated with a high school or middle school usually) you can ask to get your bodyfat measured.

Nito
07-16-2005, 12:59 AM
can you get calipers at GNC?

At the one I go too, they don't care calipers.