What BF% am I?
- 02-13-2010, 01:22 AM
What BF% am I?
Here is a picture of my front and my back that I took last week.
I wanted to hear some opinions on what you think my body fat % appears to be.
I've gone to 2 different places now and have had my body analysis done on a machine. Both times my body fat % came out as 3%.
Everytime I tell someone this, they laugh at me and call me a liar.
What do you guys think?
- 02-13-2010, 05:42 AM
You may be holding some sub-Q water so caliper would not be as effective. What does the "machine" use as an analysis tool?
From pics I guess >6%. Nice work broham.
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I'd say definitely under 12, most likely under 10, could be 8ish. Really hard to tell from small pics.
The machines usually measure by a combo of height, weight and then use electrical impedance. They can be wayyyyy off based on hydration and other factors.This space for rent
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02-13-2010, 12:56 PM
Yes, they are a machine you stand barefoot on and hold these two rods with your hands. You also enter in your age and height.
Thanks for the opinions guys. I guess 7-8 percent is a fair assumption?
02-13-2010, 01:06 PM
02-13-2010, 01:19 PM
I would say around 8 with water bloat... Calipers would probably say around 12...
02-13-2010, 03:37 PM
Well the general consensus is that men have to be at 10% for to have a visible 6-pack, which you clearly have. I'd say you're in the 8% range, which is excellent BTW. 3% would be dangerous.
Those electrical testing machines will give you crazy results sometimes. You can buy a hand held one off of Amazon for like $30. If you use it at the same time every day you will get consistant results.
Keep doing what you're doing, because the results speak for themselves.
02-13-2010, 03:47 PM
8-9% on just the pics. Where did you have yourself tested and by what method? There are very accurate methods available to you now.
Here is a bit of help for ya;
02-13-2010, 06:46 PM
10-12% No clear muscle separation, not much vascularity. . . You are just lean not ripped
02-13-2010, 08:08 PM
02-13-2010, 08:21 PM
02-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Also flexing abs makes people seem lower body fat
02-14-2010, 12:59 AM
one word comes to mind when I first looked at these pictures that word is : Lean
analyzing you 8-9 %. good work man.
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02-14-2010, 01:01 AM
You look around 9% for sure and some people don't have to be ripped to be vascular and some people just are not that vascular at all even at lower then 10%. It is all genetics.
02-18-2010, 04:03 PM