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Monkeybrains
12-21-2001, 08:18 PM
How do I find out my body fat percentage?

syntekz
12-21-2001, 08:19 PM
Cheapest way would probably be to buy some calipers.

Monkeybrains
12-21-2001, 08:41 PM
Thanks.
Sorry, I forgot to use the search feature first.

Monkeybrains
12-21-2001, 08:58 PM
I don't get this pinching your fat thing, you can pinch however much you want...

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-22-2001, 02:55 AM
Monkey brains, firstly, where you from?

secondly, usually the instructions tell you to pinch a fold of about 1" and test. but you are right, it's innaccurate as shiat. water tests are much more efficient but also much costlier. Is that even a word?

Monkeybrains
12-22-2001, 11:35 AM
Hertfordshire, England.

Hold on, do you measure how far you can pull it off or whats between your fingers?

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-22-2001, 11:45 AM
how thick the fold you grab is.


Franco is from there.

Monkeybrains
12-22-2001, 12:13 PM
That is what I thought, but if you grab 1" isn't it going to measure 1"??
I'm confused :confused:

DumbbellTosser
12-22-2001, 12:48 PM
"more costly"

Sorry I had to get that off my chest, chicken :p

heathj
12-22-2001, 12:55 PM
If you grab one inch, it won't measure as one inch unless that one inch is pure fat.

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-22-2001, 02:45 PM
think of it like this:

if you pinch an inch piece of paper, it will fold and the measurement will not be 1", it'll be like under 1mm, or close enough depending on how thick the paper is.

the same applies for skin. if you pinch your skin, the fold will only be as thick as the fat underneath. if you had zero fat, then the fold would be very thin. try it on the back of your hand compared to the skin on yo' ass and i think you'll understand the difference.

DumbbellTosser
12-22-2001, 06:31 PM
OH OH OH Who wants to pinch my ass?? :rolleyes:

Orange357
12-22-2001, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by DumbbellTosser
OH OH OH Who wants to pinch my ass?? :rolleyes:

tuttut

Monkeybrains
12-23-2001, 12:13 AM
Silly me.:D

notSoBig Guy
12-23-2001, 01:01 PM
Who cares how fat you are? If you jump up and down and your gut jiggles, you're over 10% fat for sure. I know I am, but I'm bulking. I don't care about my fat % when I bulk, as long as my gut doesn't begin to hang over my belt.:)

Monkeybrains
12-23-2001, 01:48 PM
Well I did the 3 fold test and it said my body fat was 8.5%, how accurate is that test?

Franco
12-23-2001, 02:17 PM
With those tests your normally looking at 2-3% inaccuracy

Reinier
12-23-2001, 02:19 PM
thats quite a lot. i bet lots of people can eye guess more accurate than that.

Reinier
12-25-2001, 04:01 AM
didn`t somebody post the link to an internet calculator for bf% some time ago? where you measure your own flab and tell it the measurements n ****?

i wana get that link back.

Monkeybrains
12-25-2001, 07:00 AM
That is what I used, its..

http://weightrainer.virtualave.net/bodycalc.html

heathj
12-25-2001, 10:08 AM
Do the 7 point test.

Reinier
12-25-2001, 02:21 PM
do the seven point test, score a gruesome 20.3 %, swear at the screen, pretend it cant be right and resume to eat ur christmas, high Gi carbs + lipids crap.

worked for me.

Celestial
12-25-2001, 03:23 PM
Was 25% 20lbs ago..wonder what I am now:confused: I find out in a week or so. Anyways where cna u get a water test and how much are they?

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-26-2001, 05:05 AM
Universities tend to have the equipment, but i dunno how much they'd charge for it.

You may get lucky and they'll let you use it for free in exchange for participation in an experiement or something like that.

Severed Ties
12-26-2001, 11:11 AM
Gotta love Universities, Those water chambers are kewl :D

ST

IceRgrrl
12-26-2001, 02:57 PM
If you use the caliper/pince test, you need to grab the skin, pinch, and pull the skin/fat away from the muscle to measure it accurately. In those gym "fitness assessments" they don't do this right a lot of the time because it can be uncomfortable and even bruise some people....

cherryswitch
01-02-2002, 03:01 AM
Omron makes a hand-held model. The way it works is similar to the water method and it is said to be clinically accurate. The model number is HBF-300. You can get them online for a little as $90.