what is the best way to tell your bodyfat

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    what is the best way to tell your bodyfat


    i have a scale that tells me ima 25% which im def not, what is the best way to tell
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    skin caliper, bod pod, under water weight are some of the ways to tell bf%. skin caliper would be easiest and cheapest
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    Bod pod, DEXA, and hydrostatic weighing are most accurate.

    Re skin fold, make sure you find someone who has 6+ months of experience, otherwise the estimate will be very unaccurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    Bod pod, DEXA, and hydrostatic weighing are most accurate.

    Re skin fold, make sure you find someone who has 6+ months of experience, otherwise the estimate will be very unaccurate.

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    Skinfolds will not be accurate even in this instance as it depends what site measurements you use. I put 12 measurements into my laptop and it references it against different standards depending on which sites it uses. It can vary by a lot.

    If someone is using skinfold they have to use the same references. You can assess whether someone's body fat percentage goes up or down but the actual percentage is still not accurate.
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    We can clone sheep yet we can't come up with a cheap accurate way to test body fat and our physicians base health of the BS BMI scale WTF!!!!!! I vote Bod pod by the way.
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