Body Fat

Home  \  Forums  \  Diet and Nutrition  \  Body Fat
bigI
what's up everyone! How/ where can I get my body fat percentage? And what is a % I sould shoot for. What is an average % for people? thanks  

17 Mar 2006 11:59

CUTS
how old are you? measure your waist, thigh, and forearm and i'll tell you  

17 Mar 2006 17:56
rotty34
you can buy a set of calipers at gnc for $15. Then go to bodybuilding.com, in the transformation section. It gives instructions on how to use them. and it will calculate it for you. Or, if you have a membership at a gym, they will normally do it for you for free. I know my gym does.  

17 Mar 2006 18:39
bigI
[QUOTE=CUTS]how old are you? measure your waist, thigh, and forearm and i'll tell you[/QUOTE]

Sweet, I was hoping you would see my post CUTS. I just need to find my damn tape measure... I am 26 BTW.  

17 Mar 2006 20:47
Smallguy
[QUOTE=CUTS]how old are you? measure your waist, thigh, and forearm and i'll tell you[/QUOTE]


that's not exactly and accuate way of doing it

I'd go with buying calipers or having somone at your gym test you with calipers.

don't bother with the electronic scales or anything that send and electric pulse through ur body... too many factors throw them off  

17 Mar 2006 21:14
rotty34
I agree with smallguy on this.

I had an expensive scale that sent the pulse through the body... it would give a 5-7% difference on my body fat throughout any given day. I returned it and bought calipers. They are very accurate.  

17 Mar 2006 21:27
estray
Post up some pics. Some of these guys here could probably guess it closer than you(or and inexperienced person at the gym) could measure it with calipers. Or check at your local college. alot of them can weigh you in water and figure out your bf. its very accurate.  

17 Mar 2006 21:59
jcvaughn26
Unless you are over 20% most of us here could give you a pretty decent guess if you post a pic. If you are looking for accurate measurements I would see if you can find some place that has hydrostatic weighing. I've always wanted to get mine tested that way it cost around 25 bucks anywhere close to me. Gyms sometimes will do it for free other places charge 5 bucks or something for the the calibers.  

17 Mar 2006 22:33
CUTS
[QUOTE=bigI]Sweet, I was hoping you would see my post CUTS. I just need to find my damn tape measure... I am 26 BTW.[/QUOTE]


well i can give a pretty close measurement with a tape measure. i did it with a caliper then with a tape and it came out to be pretty close. if you want an estimate give me the measurements.

if any of you recently got your BF measured post up your thigh, forearm, and waist and we can see if its close.  

17 Mar 2006 23:19
bigI
For now I will take my measurements because I work out at the gym in my apartment complex to save money for now (ghetto). When I measure, should I flex, or be relaxed state? And is it best to measure the middle of my thigh, or closer to my knee? I will also include some pix. thanks  

18 Mar 2006 02:44
CUTS
middle of the thigh. and be totally relaxed  

18 Mar 2006 03:07
bigI
ok, here it is. My waist right above my belt line is 37.5 (36 inches on my belt line) , thigh=23", forearm=11.5" What cha think? :aah:  

18 Mar 2006 05:01
CUTS
oh my bad. i need your upper arm not your thigh. its like right below your shoulder.  

18 Mar 2006 05:39
bigI
no prob, it's 14 inches  

18 Mar 2006 07:32
CUTS
measure your waist around your belly button, inch from your elbow for forearm, and right under your shoulder for upper arm  

18 Mar 2006 08:00
Joe_Ice
Dude just post a pic, I could accurately tell you your range... Calipers can either be a) right on or b) really inaccurate and chances are just posting your measurements and putting them onto some calculator online isnt going to be that accurate either.  

18 Mar 2006 08:21
CUTS
its not a calculator online. its from my personal training book. N.A.S.M  

18 Mar 2006 08:23
Joe_Ice
NASM is a decent Cert. but still, it'll probably even tell you its a rough estimate. I did the same thing and it was off.. calipers have me at 10. those thins have me at 19%, im probably about 12-14%  

18 Mar 2006 08:27
CUTS
cute wallpaper Joe lol. nice pic though  

18 Mar 2006 08:32
Joe_Ice
yea yea not mine :D  

18 Mar 2006 08:35
estray
Thats perrty!
Allright Cuts, whats my bf. forearm 12.5 inches, waist 35, thigh 24. age 35  

18 Mar 2006 13:10
AMERFOOTBALL
hydrostatic weighing is a cool experience. i've done it. its also pretty acurate...a lot better than the scales and most people with calipers...  

18 Mar 2006 20:24
CUTS
estray for older men you need to measure your ass too  

18 Mar 2006 21:18
estray
haha!  

18 Mar 2006 22:08
CUTS
im serious lol  

18 Mar 2006 22:25
estray
I wanna do the hydro thing. tryin to figure out who does it around here.  

18 Mar 2006 22:28
CUTS
you can come get naked in my pool  

18 Mar 2006 23:42
bigI
Belly Button: 37.9 inches.
Forearms :11.5
Upper Arm:13.9

age 26.
[IMG]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/idens/CIMG1390.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/idens/CIMG1389.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/idens/CIMG1384.jpg[/IMG]  

19 Mar 2006 01:38
CUTS
well according to my calculations youre 23%BF. from looking at you...you look about 20-23%. but lets hear what these guys have to say  

19 Mar 2006 02:24
estray
[QUOTE=CUTS]you can come get naked in my pool[/QUOTE]


Lol. First you wanna measure my ass now want me to get naked in your pool. :D

ANother thread goes gay. hahahahahaha  

19 Mar 2006 03:18
CUTS
hey man im only trying to help!  

19 Mar 2006 03:19
estray
Allright. Ill come over and go swimmin with ya if you wear that green bathing suit. Bawahahahahhahahahahahahahah!  

19 Mar 2006 03:23
CUTS
for sure....i love that suit  

19 Mar 2006 03:23
bigI
Thanks for doing that man. So around 23%. In your opinion, what do you guys think I should knock it down to? I want to look good in case I wear my blue spedo and join you guys for a gay swim. haha  

19 Mar 2006 03:55
CUTS
maybe you should ask storm because he knows everything.


but i think around 14-16%ish for your age would be a classified as a GOOD BF% to be at.  

19 Mar 2006 03:57
bigI
Sounds good. I better do some research on cutting. It is has been my main problem for the last 4 years! I wish I had the same metabolism as I did when I was 17. :ohcrap:  

19 Mar 2006 05:41
AMERFOOTBALL
estray, for hydrostatic weighing, try a local college or university. I got mine done at good old UW-milwaukee  

20 Mar 2006 03:59
CUTS
amer....then what was the swing you put me in? thought you were measuring my BF%  

20 Mar 2006 04:42
bleeke
you fell for that too??????????
he told me i was the only one. come to think of it.........storm told me the same thing. he also had me sit on his face and guess my %. lmao  

20 Mar 2006 05:04
CUTS
lol thats too much  

20 Mar 2006 05:08
estray
I tried. I got referred through the local high school association and they dont even go through mich state. ?????CMU is the closest.1 hr away.  

20 Mar 2006 06:46
estray
[QUOTE=bleeke]you fell for that too??????????
he told me i was the only one. come to think of it.........storm told me the same thing. he also had me sit on his face and guess my %. lmao[/QUOTE]


Lmfao, rotff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

20 Mar 2006 06:53
AMERFOOTBALL
LOL! you guys take shit too far  

20 Mar 2006 19:59
bleeke
eh...  

21 Mar 2006 02:50

Login   or  Signup to comment
 


Related