how is everybody testing bodyfat?

  1. Advanced Member
    julius kelp's Avatar
    Stats
    6'4"  208 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    765
    Answers
    0

    Cool how is everybody testing bodyfat?


    does everybody just use that 3 point method? tia for any constructive thoughts...
    Last edited by julius kelp; 03-28-2004 at 12:06 PM.


  2. New Member
    goes4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    41
    Posts
    367
    Answers
    0

    yep, thats what I do, here's a link to plug it into if you need it http://www.rustyiron.net/formmale.htm

  3. New Member
    good_guye28's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Age
    45
    Posts
    297
    Answers
    0

    i like the 8 point check that way you get all points........ dont have a link though sorry

    •   
       

  4. Senior Member
    Longdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,261
    Answers
    0

    I have used the 3-point, but I know its not accurate for me. I just happen to be more lean in the 3 spots than other spots. I tested out to 8.3% when I know was at least 10%. The 7-pt test is much more accurate.

    I attached a bodyfat calculator template I put together that will calculate both the 3-point & 7-point methods. Just type in the measurements & your age, the formulas are already in there.

  5. New Member
    jamesbrosky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    12
    Answers
    0

    my eletronic scale in my bathroom also measures my BF% by an electrical impulse. Its accurate enough for me.

  6. Jergo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,436
    Answers
    0

    I always use the "parillo formula" for measurements. I'll try to find a link in the meantime... What I have is in a book..

  7. Senior Member
    Longdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,261
    Answers
    0

    I have a tanita scale too. It usually says I am between 18%-21%, then the calipers say around 10%. Real accurate. It is total garbage IMO. It uses those stupid bodyfat formulas based on your height & weight. I am 221 at 6ft. I am sure most people with those stats are 20+% bf, thats why it reads that way.

  8. New Member
    Cogar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    387
    Answers
    0

    I use an electronic BF analyzer and calipers, and the calipers always measure lower. Looking in the mirror, I do not think either of them are right (for me, anyway). My guess is that the "real" number is somewhere in the middle.

  9. Advanced Member
    Sir Foxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Age
    44
    Posts
    892
    Answers
    0

    With an abacus

    Seriously though, I use the calipers. It's close enough for me.

  10. Advanced Member
    julius kelp's Avatar
    Stats
    6'4"  208 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    765
    Answers
    0

    the electronic things REALLY test conductivity aka water. hydration really changes the readings drastically. thanks for all the comments dudes.

  11. New Member
    Cogar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    387
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by julius kelp
    the electronic things REALLY test conductivity aka water. hydration really changes the readings drastically. thanks for all the comments dudes.
    That is correct--and the reason electronic BF measurements should be made each time under the same conditions. As I understand it, the most consistent condition is first thing in the morning after draining your bladder and before drinking anything.

  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 103
    Last Post: 06-22-2012, 12:27 PM
  2. How important is a test base?
    By thedj in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-17-2012, 08:34 PM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-10-2011, 12:16 PM
  4. How is Diesel Test hardcore?
    By boxmeman in forum Post Cycle Therapy
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-02-2007, 01:16 AM
  5. How can I test if this is juice or not?
    By Edge in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-03-2004, 11:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in