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PBX4Sho
01-08-2006, 06:43 PM
guess i would post this here.
anyways.
i was on a site estimating my BF%, and it was based on height/weight.
5'11", 213 lbs.

came out to be like 36% BF?!?!

now i'm not in shape but i'm not obease........

where can i get this accuratly, or as close to accurate as possible for free....or do i need to face reality and thats close to it???

MJC097
01-08-2006, 08:04 PM
No website is going to be able to pull out that kind of information based solely on your height and weight. While it may be a good ballpark estimate for the average person, the fact that you go to the gym puts your well above the average. The best bet would be to get a skin caliber test at your gym by someone who knows how to use one, as that is the cheapest and one of the more effective ways to find out your actually body fat

Shao-LiN
01-08-2006, 08:18 PM
guess i would post this here.
anyways.
i was on a site estimating my BF%, and it was based on height/weight.
5'11", 213 lbs.

came out to be like 36% BF?!?!

now i'm not in shape but i'm not obease........

where can i get this accuratly, or as close to accurate as possible for free....or do i need to face reality and thats close to it???

I find it comical that you think a web site can tell you what your bodyfat percentage is by inputting only your height and weight.

HILL
01-09-2006, 03:29 AM
You need bodyfat calipers really

PBX4Sho
01-09-2006, 03:06 PM
I find it comical that you think a web site can tell you what your bodyfat percentage is by inputting only your height and weight.



i never said that WAS my bf%, i said theres no way its right...and asked what the best and cheapest way to find out would be...thanks for the laugh though.

Gutz981
01-09-2006, 03:52 PM
http://www.greenapplehealth.com/exercise/bodyfat_men.htm You could compare with this dude gives you somewhat of an idea.

Cobra777
01-09-2006, 05:31 PM
Try the U.S. Navy Circumference Method

http://www.he.net/~zone/prothd2.html

tigo
01-09-2006, 05:44 PM
you're probably around 25%, jsut from what isee in your sig

those were my stats in august when i was 24ish% BF. a few pounds heavier and an inch taller

Davidelmo
01-09-2006, 05:44 PM
Find a better site that integrates your waist and hip circumferences

WBBIRL
01-09-2006, 06:00 PM
Does anyone have the link to the pics will all the different body fat %s

like full house
stacked
ripped
shreaded
and such.

dw06wu
01-09-2006, 07:15 PM
Does anyone have the link to the pics will all the different body fat %s

like full house
stacked
ripped
shreaded
and such.
everyone should bookmark/save this link to hard drive. it's pretty much the end all be all of BF% description.
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=214711&highlight=Full+House+state

Draver
01-21-2006, 09:20 PM
http://www.greenapplehealth.com/exercise/bodyfat_men.htm You could compare with this dude gives you somewhat of an idea.

Woah man...I just measured my bf% with calipers (4 point test) and calculated 22%. I seem to be way more defined than the 2nd and 3rd guys who are at 20% and 16-18% respectively.

:(

ddegroff
01-21-2006, 09:34 PM
What that site gave you was your BMI not your BF%. The reason it says your 0bese is because it doesn't take your LBM into consideration. BMI was started around WWI and WWII by insurances companies as a way to determine health. I would get some calipers to get a more accurate BF%.