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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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What's your body fat percentage?
« on: March 18, 2016, 01:18:44 PM »
I didn't know that was a thing until recently.

How the heck do you even measure that ish? 

So anyways how fat are you guys?
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 01:23:30 PM »


How the heck do you even measure that ish? 


the skin calipers are the easiest and most useful for most folks 'normal' needs. truth be told the calipers and biometric impedence devices are pretty much garbage.
1. calipers are going to have built in error based on who is doing it, and how consistent they are.
2 for the biometric impedence deal, i have had those things be as much as 8 or more % off. it's told me when i was super lean in the 7% range that i had 2.5 %, which is to say if true, i'd likely be dead. it's also told me when i was superhydrated and ina mass phase that  was morbily obese despite walking around looking pretty jacked and defined.

the calipers for tracking changes might be ok if you have the same person due it each time under the same conditions and using the same spots, so it's not very accurate but it can have decent precision.

the most reliable (and least convenient) method is hydrostatic measurements. you have to use it is the only way to really account for volume and density of tissue differences and hydration status.

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 02:06:02 PM »


So anyways how fat are you guys?

Im slim (and good-looking)

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 04:08:03 PM »
We have a BodPod at work.

You get weighed very precisely, take off most of your clothes except for some tight spandex gym clothes, and sit in a giant life sized Easter egg.  By pressurizing the egg they precisely measure your body's volume and determine your body fat percentage.  It's similar to the old hydro tank test but much less invasive.

I started at 30% body fat and after diet and exercise got down to 22%. 
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 06:08:05 PM »
I have no idea what mine is, but it is a damned sight less than it was this time last year.

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 07:20:02 PM »
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 08:54:30 PM »
We have a BodPod at work.

You get weighed very precisely, take off most of your clothes except for some tight spandex gym clothes, and sit in a giant life sized Easter egg.  By pressurizing the egg they precisely measure your body's volume and determine your body fat percentage.  It's similar to the old hydro tank test but much less invasive.

I started at 30% body fat and after diet and exercise got down to 22%. 

That sounds so expensive dude.

I better go in there and come out like Captain America
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 10:10:07 PM »
About $3000 if you go to a doctor, but a lot of work places do it free, like mine. 
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 11:30:05 PM »
15-20% I would guess.  I read you can't know for sure unless you do the dip test like someone mentioned above.  I don't think I need to be that accurate.
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 04:15:17 AM »
Playing high school sports, I'm at like 10. My best friend has like 4, which is crazy low. He took state as a sophomore in track last year.

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 05:23:17 AM »
I didn't know that was a thing until recently.

How the heck do you even measure that ish? 

So anyways how fat are you guys?
Black people don't need 5% body fat, they make up for it in other areas.

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 05:28:56 AM »
99% body fat. 
But I'm still popular w the ladies in the piano class. 
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 01:32:55 PM »
Black people don't need 5% body fat, they make up for it in other areas.

Aye man the ladies know what's up 8) 8) 8)

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 05:46:30 PM »
weight/height BMI, 26.3 last time I was weighed by the nurse.  But I've gained 15 lb since October, probably more 28.3 again.  **** going to the gym 4xweek does't compare in calorie burn to riding a bicycle 70 miles/week like my summer hobby. 
When I was 70 lb less graduating from high school, I couldn't get dates at all. 

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #14 on: April 03, 2016, 02:28:36 AM »
weight/height BMI, 26.3 last time I was weighed by the nurse.  But I've gained 15 lb since October, probably more 28.3 again.  **** going to the gym 4xweek does't compare in calorie burn to riding a bicycle 70 miles/week like my summer hobby. 
When I was 70 lb less graduating from high school, I couldn't get dates at all. 


How much do you weigh now.
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #15 on: April 04, 2016, 05:36:08 AM »
189 lb Monday last week, 188 Thursday. I was 173 in October.
**** I tripped and fell over a pipe at the back steps this evening, I can't even lay down to sleep.  No more gym exercises until this heals.  I can't even extend my arm to piano playing position with the other arm.  This might be the end of piano for a year or more.   24 hours will tell,it will either heal by itself or I tore something.  @!@#$$%
I've already got a torn rotator cuff on the left shoulder, that I have to do rubber tube exercises with to keep the pain down when sleeping on it.  That one I was helping someone move, and not even jerking on stuff, just steady even pressure- rip!  I think it was a box of DVD's, maybe 60 lb. 

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #16 on: April 04, 2016, 11:24:27 PM »
Injuries do definitely suck. 
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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #17 on: April 05, 2016, 09:53:00 AM »
Aye man the ladies know what's up 8) 8) 8)


hey man, so how long is it?

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Re: What's your body fat percentage?
«Reply #18 on: April 07, 2016, 06:06:39 PM »
hey man, so how long is it?

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