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robthebert
11-15-2006, 06:56 PM
Hey guys, fairly new hear and I wonder if you could take a guess at my BF% please. Im 220lbs and 5'9" tall. Im down from 233 6 weeks ago. thanks
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4762/memexb4.jpg

-Superman-
11-15-2006, 07:05 PM
Hey guys, fairly new hear and I wonder if you could take a guess at my BF% please. Im 220lbs and 5'9" tall. Im down from 233 6 weeks ago. thanks
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4762/memexb4.jpg

>30%. Only because I have been 'scaled' at 20-21% and look at my pics.

:thumbup:

BakedWafer
11-15-2006, 08:13 PM
Right about 30-35 is my guess.

Stumprrp
11-15-2006, 08:21 PM
30-32 is my guess, but your arm looks pretty good! you dont look that bad man! keep working hard.

AzBboy
11-15-2006, 08:59 PM
Def. 30's. I'm in my high teens in my avatar pic, thats what im using as my basis. You have some awesome shoulders man, very rounded and they flow right into your pec, I've been KILLING myself to get that delt-pec connection, if I raise my arms to do a front bi my pecs vanish. Nice job.

Howard 9
11-15-2006, 09:12 PM
theres no way in the avatar your 17-19%...

Sontizzle
11-15-2006, 09:16 PM
this will give u a rough estimate...

Measurement 1: Bodyweight

Measurement 2: Waist Girth (measured at the umbilicus)

Procedure:
1) Multiply your bodyweight by 1.082. Add the result to 94.42. Once your calculation is complete, save the number. &#224; (Bodyweight x 1.082) + 94.42=Result 1

2) Multiply your waist girth by 4.15. Once you get this result, subtract it from the number obtained in step 1 (ie: Step 1 result-Step 2 result). The result obtained after the subtraction is done is your lean bodyweight (your weight if you had no fat in your body at all). &#224; Result 1 - (Waist Girth x 4.15)= Lean Body Weight

3) Finally, subtract your lean bodyweight from your total bodyweight (Total weight-Lean Bodyweight). Once you get the result, multiply that number by 100. Once you get the result divide it by your total bodyweight. This final result is your percentage of body fat. &#224; ((Total Bodyweight - Lean Bodyweight) x 100) divided by (Your Body Weight) = Your Percentage of Body Fat.

Example:
I weigh 190 and I have a 30.5inch waist. Therefore, step 1 is (190 x 1.082) + 94.42 = 300. Step 2 says that my lean body weight equals 300-(30.5 x 4.15)=173.425. Finally, Step 3 says that my body fat percentage is ((190-173.425) x 100) divided by 190= 8.72%.

gator
11-15-2006, 11:07 PM
That formula actually seems pretty accurate.

EvanH
11-15-2006, 11:21 PM
So from that I got 17%bf. Is that good for 190lbs 5'11"?

8.8
11-15-2006, 11:35 PM
That formula actually seems pretty accurate.

i disagree w/ these calculations it told me i was 11.36% bodyfat and there no way in hell im that lean right now. im bulking im sure im around 20% right now ( theres not a different formula for girls is there) i know a lot fo things like that have different numbers for men and women

8.8
11-15-2006, 11:37 PM
So from that I got 17%bf. Is that good for 190lbs 5'11"?

good is in the eye of the beholder do you think its good?

EvanH
11-15-2006, 11:41 PM
good is in the eye of the beholder do you think its good?

Yeah, I thought I was in the 20's somewhere :P

8.8
11-15-2006, 11:46 PM
Yeah, I thought I was in the 20's somewhere :P

yea you cant really trust calculations to find out your body fat

the most acurate methods are hydrostatic weighing and dexa scans

EvanH
11-16-2006, 12:48 AM
yea you cant really trust calculations to find out your body fat

the most acurate methods are hydrostatic weighing and dexa scans

Where would I go to get this done?

gator
11-16-2006, 01:48 AM
i disagree w/ these calculations it told me i was 11.36% bodyfat and there no way in hell im that lean right now. im bulking im sure im around 20% right now ( theres not a different formula for girls is there) i know a lot fo things like that have different numbers for men and women

umm of course those wouldn't work for a girl.

krboyd7
11-16-2006, 05:05 AM
[QUOTE=-Superman-]>30%. Only because I have been 'scaled' at 20-21% and look at my pics.

No way you are 20% body fat.I would say thats not even close.How did you measure that?

robthebert
11-16-2006, 05:10 AM
Thanks for the help. I guess im eating too much, im lucky to loose a lbs a week now. Last week I lost one lbs and put it back on after using creatine. So with my weight at 220 lbs and a BF% at 30 that gives me a lbm of 150-155. About what would my MAintenence be with this LBM. Ive been eating around 1800-2300 calories a day on a cut. It usually varies between those cals, I eat at a 40, 30, 30 ratio, sometimes carbs is lower that 30 and fat is higher. But, on an average thats how I eat. OF Coarse its all clean, I usually cheat Saterday evenning, but only one meal with some chocolate (have to take the wife Out).

Ruffian
11-16-2006, 08:30 AM
Creatine will make you gain water weight but not fat, dont freak out about it, but if you are trying to cut then just make sure you count your calories. Read the diet/nutrition section for some good pointers!

Cirino83
11-16-2006, 09:08 AM
this will give u a rough estimate...

Measurement 1: Bodyweight

Measurement 2: Waist Girth (measured at the umbilicus)

Procedure:
1) Multiply your bodyweight by 1.082. Add the result to 94.42. Once your calculation is complete, save the number. à (Bodyweight x 1.082) + 94.42=Result 1

2) Multiply your waist girth by 4.15. Once you get this result, subtract it from the number obtained in step 1 (ie: Step 1 result-Step 2 result). The result obtained after the subtraction is done is your lean bodyweight (your weight if you had no fat in your body at all). à Result 1 - (Waist Girth x 4.15)= Lean Body Weight

3) Finally, subtract your lean bodyweight from your total bodyweight (Total weight-Lean Bodyweight). Once you get the result, multiply that number by 100. Once you get the result divide it by your total bodyweight. This final result is your percentage of body fat. à ((Total Bodyweight - Lean Bodyweight) x 100) divided by (Your Body Weight) = Your Percentage of Body Fat.

Example:
I weigh 190 and I have a 30.5inch waist. Therefore, step 1 is (190 x 1.082) + 94.42 = 300. Step 2 says that my lean body weight equals 300-(30.5 x 4.15)=173.425. Finally, Step 3 says that my body fat percentage is ((190-173.425) x 100) divided by 190= 8.72%.

STICKY??

11-16-2006, 09:51 AM
Measurement 2: Waist Girth (measured at the umbilicus)

I never know how to measure this. There's a HUGE difference between sucking it in, relaxing, and trying to make it big. Even within 'relaxed' there's 2" of variance for me. On top of that, there's the issue of how tight to pull the tape. Certainly more difficult than measuring the upper arm!

RickTheDestroyer
11-16-2006, 09:59 AM
Thanks for that formula Sontizzle... my result was almost exactly what I get with calipers... obviously they're not perfect, but it's still pretty damn cool.

Sontizzle
11-16-2006, 10:02 AM
I never know how to measure this. There's a HUGE difference between sucking it in, relaxing, and trying to make it big. Even within 'relaxed' there's 2" of variance for me. On top of that, there's the issue of how tight to pull the tape. Certainly more difficult than measuring the upper arm!
measure it relaxed, no cheating! dont pull the tape tight, just snug.

Sontizzle
11-16-2006, 10:04 AM
STICKY??
it wont get stickied, alot of people on here are very against using a formula to get there BF, they'd much rather go to a doctor to have it done. also that formula doesnt even consider your height so thats why i said its a rough estimate.

teaturtle
11-16-2006, 04:45 PM
woah..thats not accurate at all. it said i had ~7.4% bodyfat.. thats SO off im sure. :(

Can'tstopnow
11-16-2006, 04:52 PM
Mine was 18.4%. Seems a little high but close. On average what bf% are the abs not visable?

RichMcGuire
11-16-2006, 04:53 PM
Yea, hard to use calcs like that. A normal body fat% for a guy is what, 17-20? Right now Im 10.1% and the only way I was able to tell was having it measured with a machine. Cant you go to your doctor and get that done?

Davidelmo
11-17-2006, 10:37 AM
Mine was 18.4%. Seems a little high but close. On average what bf% are the abs not visable?

I'd say 15% but that totally depends where you carry your fat. A typical guy will carry most fat on his gut and love handles. A typical girl will carry it on her legs too.

sharkall2003
11-17-2006, 01:53 PM
Mine was 18.4%. Seems a little high but close. On average what bf% are the abs not visable?

Anything above 13 percent. Or at least that's what it was for me.

Beast
11-17-2006, 03:34 PM
Depends on how visible the abs really are. Most people use a cutoff at 10% to really see abs.

Can'tstopnow
11-17-2006, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the responses for the off topic question all. Mabey my bf% is lower than I think.

robthebert
11-18-2006, 02:15 PM
According to that calculation it says that I am 28.1% bodyfat. Thas ugly, howver its probably closer to what you guys told me. I have alot of work to go. I have been tracking on fitday and I average about 2000 calories a day sometimes more, and sometimes less. And I'm still hungry at the end of the day. I havnt lost anything this week and maybe a half a lbs last week, guess im going to have to starve. How do I post my fitday so all can see it?

ArchAngel777
11-19-2006, 08:39 AM
Trust the mirror, it never lies... Actually, it can lie if you get one of those trick mirrors. But anyway...

ArchAngel777
11-19-2006, 08:42 AM
According to that calculation it says that I am 28.1% bodyfat. Thas ugly, howver its probably closer to what you guys told me. I have alot of work to go. I have been tracking on fitday and I average about 2000 calories a day sometimes more, and sometimes less. And I'm still hungry at the end of the day. I havnt lost anything this week and maybe a half a lbs last week, guess im going to have to starve. How do I post my fitday so all can see it?

Keep at it bud and don't give up. I let myself go once I became engaged to my wife and so for 2 years I didn't do jack squat except sit around with the wife and eat a lot. I was about your size or so and I figure I was around 35% @ 260 lbs. Now I am down to around 180ish and am very close to looking like I was in my training years back when I was a late teen. I feel 10X better and more fit, I am very healthy and it feels just darn good to be in shape again. You don't realize how much you miss being fit until you go back to it...

Start a journal and stay consistant.