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Postby Hessian_lost » Oct 19. 2009, 14:49

Ok I just had my body fat tested and I'm 18.2% body fat. I thought cool but then I realised I have no clue what that means. Anyone know? What your body fat should be whats the healthy limits etc etc etc?

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Postby MkUltraOps » Oct 19. 2009, 14:56

i have like 20% so dont feel bad and yes i have a small extera baggage but im still doing good, the best thing to do is eat like you have diabetes im already starting to loose fat but it will take a while also just runing around your local park untill you puke works to and weight lifting replaces that fat with muscle so you dont get fatueged

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Postby PooSmear » Oct 19. 2009, 15:56

Im making a pure estimate that im at like 10% body fat... Divide my rolls by girth, carry the 1...

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Postby komando33386 » Oct 19. 2009, 16:00

Depends on your age mate, 18.2 as a say mid 20 yr old is pretty average, its slightly high, can go as low as 8% before its critical, so a optimum healthy is say 12 - 14.

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Postby PooSmear » Oct 19. 2009, 16:03

komando33386 wrote:Depends on your age mate, 18.2 as a say mid 20 yr old is pretty average, its slightly high, can go as low as 8% before its critical, so a optimum healthy is say 12 - 14.

How do you test that? do they do that fat squeez thing or do you need one of those fancy ass scales cause I dont even have a scale :/

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Postby komando33386 » Oct 19. 2009, 16:11

analremedys wrote:
komando33386 wrote:Depends on your age mate, 18.2 as a say mid 20 yr old is pretty average, its slightly high, can go as low as 8% before its critical, so a optimum healthy is say 12 - 14.

How do you test that? do they do that fat squeez thing or do you need one of those fancy ass scales cause I dont even have a scale :/


Aye electric scales, they aint expensive but not entirely accurate, they send a static current to read you fat but if you have drank water or that it will effect the reading.

At the doc they do pinch tests on varied parts of your body.

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Postby Hessian_lost » Oct 19. 2009, 16:11

It was a machine that you put your age height and weight into then it sends an electical charge through your body and it measures the resistance, to be honest I don't really know but that is what was explained to me it sends a charge through you and tests resistance I'm guessing fat gives a different kind of resistance or something.

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Postby lasni » Oct 19. 2009, 16:25

When i started working out in the gym they measured me with an infra red device they put on your bicep, and i suposedly had 4.7 :o

I have put on lots of muscle but i'm still cut as f**k. If they didn't f**k anything up back then, my guess would be i'm around 8 now...

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Postby Hessian_lost » Oct 19. 2009, 16:41

Yea I might go to the dr and ask them to do it, because according to that thing my body fat is bordering acceptable but I'm also slightly underweight for my heright so I don't have total faith in the machine I used.

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Postby PooSmear » Oct 19. 2009, 16:48

Iv been getting kinda fat... but fat for me is like gaining 2 lbs...

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Postby thepast123 » Feb 14. 2017, 17:39

komando33386 wrote:Depends on your age mate, 18.2 as a say mid 20 yr old is pretty average, its slightly high, can go as low as 8% before its critical, so a optimum healthy is say 12 - 14.

best scales for weight loss

Hello komando,
Could you please suggest me that which scale should i use to check my lean body mass? 

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Re: body fat

Postby komando33386 » Feb 14. 2017, 19:08

Hi Past,

I don't know which scale is best, I would imagine they all use the same technology (give or take very slight differences). They use a small electrical current, and fat is less conductive. So they will require you to input a few pieces of personal data such as gender, age and height; from this estimations are made from averages (average bone mass for example) to then calculate and make some estimation of your body fat percentage.

Basically, don't be scammed into buying an overly expensive one.

If you want really good accuracy then ask your doctor to do a pinch test. You can then compare the pinch test results with the electric scales to see which direction the margin of error likely goes.

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Re: body fat

Postby kusok » Feb 15. 2017, 21:25

I've been using the mirror test.  :D


It's super accurate. I look in the mirror. If I don't see my abs I panic and increase exercise and sightly reduce eating crap like chocolate and other sugary fatty foods, and lean more on protein and veggies. Within a few days there is improvement, in a few weeks there is big improvement. Then I go back to chocolate 


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Re: body fat

Postby komando33386 » Feb 16. 2017, 05:57

Very scientific.

Do you carry a gun because diet can't increase penis size, causing the 'mirror test' to be a difficult and upsetting ordeal?



In before you tell me pulled pork increases penis size.


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