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    I was haveing my bodyfat measured awhile ago and was wondering when they measure your tricep and bicep if the numbers are going up,does that mean the muscle getting bigger or your gaining more fat????

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    I was haveing my bodyfat measured awhile ago and was wondering when they measure your tricep and bicep if the numbers are going up,does that mean the muscle getting bigger or your gaining more fat????
    if the numbers go up on the caliper test - you are gaining fat/water weight
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    At what point If the numbers are going down, do you know if your losing muscle???
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    At what point If the numbers are going down, do you know if your losing muscle???
    the way you figure that is using the chart that came with your calipers. if your lean body mass is going up you are gaining muscle and if it goes down you are losing muscle - likewise if your body fat % and your caliper measurements are going up you are gaining body fat.
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    also be sure to use a reliable computing formula, ex Parillo method
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    I was haveing my bodyfat measured awhile ago and was wondering when they measure your tricep and bicep if the numbers are going up,does that mean the muscle getting bigger or your gaining more fat????
    Gaining bodyfat in those areas.


    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    At what point If the numbers are going down, do you know if your losing muscle???
    The skinfold numbers are NOT going to tell you whether you are losing muscle. The only way you will know is to calculate your bodyfat % after having all your skinfolds taken, then seeing what your weight is, and calculating your lean body mass and bodyfat.


    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk View Post
    also be sure to use a reliable computing formula, ex Parillo method
    And make sure that you're not only doing 1 or even 4 skinfold measurements; you need at least 6-8 to be more accurate. And unless you are ACTUALLY measuring (i.e. ISAK) to get the accurate spot for the skinfold, then your calculations will be INaccurate anyways, so make sure that you have someone who KNOWS what they are doing testing you.
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    Make sure you take more than one measurement!!!
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    reps to Geujsn...just covered everything I was about to say...Man everyone is beating me to the punch lately...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCo4Fun View Post
    reps to Geujsn...just covered everything I was about to say...Man everyone is beating me to the punch lately...
    LOL. No worries; just doing my part to help out. Can't have people doing things WRONG
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