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    Testing Body fat

    What is the best way to test your body fat %?

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    Re: Testing Body fat

    Getting dunked by far!

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    Re: Testing Body fat

    DEXA is by far the best. Only costs $100 and can be done at your local hospital.

    DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) -this test is used to measure bone density, but it also measures body fat percentage as well as where most of your fat is (as if you didn't know...lol)

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    Re: Testing Body fat

    calipers if done by the same person (decent calipers) can be effective give or take 1-2%

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    Re: Testing Body fat

    Quote Quote posted by MASSIVEMONSTER
    calipers if done by the same person (decent calipers) can be effective give or take 1-2%
    I am waiting for my results as I type this.
    Thus far I have only had calipers done. On Monday I got dunked and had a 6 point caliper test done by a professional. It will be interesting to see where I am at.
    I recently had a friend conduct a 7 point test on me and it came back at 14%. I am hoping that is high. In January I was 250 at 11%. At the end of January I was down to almost 10%.
    Right now my big fear is that all this time the tests were coming out lower then they should have been.
    I will post up the info when I get it.

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    Re: Testing Body fat

    Slat1 what BF% were you in your 9/25/05 picture?

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    Slat1 what BF% were you in your 9/25/05 picture?
    I'm not sure. I would have guessed around 7 to 8%. After seeing my recent test results I would say 9% or so.

    This just in:

    Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise
    HYDROSTATIC WEIGHING RESULTS



    DATE OF TEST: March 13, 2006
    SUBJECT NAME: Slat1
    EVALUATOR: Fred *******


    SKIN FOLD RESULTS: 11.7% Body Fat (Jackson-Pollack 6 site formula which has the greatest accuracy and reliability for adults 25-50 years of age)


    UNDERWATER WEIGHING RESULTS: Water Temp.: 37oC Water Density: 0.99336
    Chair Weight: 4.75 kg Dry Body Weight: 102.73 kg

    Residual Volume: 2.228 liters
    Average Underwater Weight: 9.3 kg
    Underwater Body Fat: 15.00%

    COMMENTS: There is a discrepancy between the underwater and skinfold results. The human factor clearly plays a role in the skinfold measurement (Is the size of the pinch consistent? Are the calipers placed in the correct spot? Are the calipers slipping during measurement?). I believe the underwater results are good and the result is accurate. From a visual perspective, the underwater results make more sense.

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    I can tell when my BF gets to 8% or lower as when I sit down there is hardly any excess fat around ab area. At 10-11% I have abs and look lean still, but over 12% my condition starts to look shit

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    I like the "Belt Loop Hole" method the best.

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    My brother is a Cert. PT and he did a 3 pt. test on me and got 6.8%. I'd Guess 10% though judging by your pictures.

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