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reso
02-28-2002, 08:54 AM
i got my bf% tested and it was at 11.8% it was tested with the electrical gaget,so im guessing its around 10-12%

but when doing that type of test does it matter if food was consumed about 1hr before the test?

EasyGino
02-28-2002, 09:10 AM
Is that the electronic thing that looks like a scale, and u stand on it barefoot? there are alot of factors that would change the readings. If ur dehydrated etc. Its not exactly accurate but its good at consistent monitoring

Slim Schaedle
02-28-2002, 09:17 AM
How exactly does that thing work...just seems like a regular scale? I'm only guessing since I'm not real familiar with them, but if it weighs you, then food and water would affect it. Same reason i weigh a few pounds less in the morning than during day.

TreeTrunks
02-28-2002, 11:00 AM
Was it a bioelectrical impedance machine?

reso
02-28-2002, 11:37 AM
he asked me my weight and height,he punched in the stuff and i had to grab the handles and hold in str8 in front of me and go down slowly

this looks similar to what he used to test me
http://www.thesportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=361642&position=0&cp=710956.693968&parentPage=family

Blood&Iron
02-28-2002, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by reso
he asked me my weight and height,he punched in the stuff and i had to grab the handles and hold in str8 in front of me and go down slowly

this looks similar to what he used to test me
http://www.thesportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=361642&position=0&cp=710956.693968&parentPage=family
These machines are so inaccurate as to be essentially worthless, particularly if you are a bodybuilder. I would stick with a 6-site caliper test administered by someone who knows what he is doing. Even then there is a substantial margin of error.

reso
02-28-2002, 12:25 PM
oh ,il just go by mirror than since i can almost see a 4pack,so i guess im progressing:)

Main-2k
02-28-2002, 12:35 PM
I got that machine for $10 bucks at Marshalls.

My bf% is 19.6

reso
02-28-2002, 04:27 PM
whoa 10$ ima go find a marshalls and get me one