Electronic BF Tester at Gym got me at 28%!!

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by DT5 View Post
    dont let these dudes fool you. you are no more than 17% or so. not at 20% yet.
    What makes you say that?

    The Electronic BF% machine got me at 23% last week, and has got me as low as 21%. I think I'm near 20%, but I really have no way of knowing.


  2. I think everyone's just being kind to you! Not intending to offend, but I'd say 28% (for your old photo) is most likely spot on. Have a look at my log. I'm starting off at around the high 20s and currently on 18% or so now. There are progress photos and I'll be putting more up in the next couple of days.

    Do you have any sticky tape? Cub's ripped!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by DT5 View Post
    dont let these dudes fool you. you are no more than 17% or so. not at 20% yet.
    He is at least 20%. I liked the 22% est. Those bf indicators are for people who are considered obese. Especially when the conditions of measurement have to be so specific. They can be off as much as 6% either way. IE, if it reads 28%, then you could be either 22%, or 34%. They are not very accurate at all. If you wanted a better measurement, go with a caliper. What I do is go down to our local university, they have a tank there. The charge $20 to get dipped and it's accurate within .1% or something crazy.

  4. It's also based on the water you intake, because it sends electrical current thru your body to give you a # and you're def around 25% - 30% is obese lol.

  5. This sh*t works pretty good and it only cost $15 delivered at your house

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Accu-Measure-Fitness-3000-Personal-Tester/dp/B000G7YW74/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1231191952&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester: Health & Personal Care[/ame]
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  6. BamaGuy1024
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    Isn't there a more accurate way to read body fat percentage? Don't I remember an immersion technique?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by BamaGuy1024 View Post
    Isn't there a more accurate way to read body fat percentage? Don't I remember an immersion technique?
    Bod Pod and "dunk tank" are your best options.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  8. as stated before those electronic ones arent very accurate way to many variables. Only true way to find out is the water displacement test. If you continue to use it though you can monitor loses and gains of BF if used regularly

  9. thats not 28 no way trust me i know 28 and more

  10. Quote Originally Posted by MattRoeske View Post
    It's also based on the water you intake, because it sends electrical current thru your body to give you a # and you're def around 25% - 30% is obese lol.
    There is no way that he is 5% from obese.

  11. Lol, everyone is an expert at guessing bodyfat I guess.

    Electronic BF tests have a swing of like 5%. Calipers have 2-3 if I remember correctly and a dunk tank can get closer.

    Numbers aren't super important, take pics and go by the mirror and it will be much more rewarding than guessing numbers. The only time I used numbers is when I tried to get my BMI to be obese and still have a six pack (almost got it too lol).

  12. Quote Originally Posted by RobInKuwait View Post
    Thanks for the input guys...

    What do you guys think about the velocity diet? I think I may give that a go.


    ITS F-IN HARD! I think I have a lot of discipline but I can not do that damn diet. Its not like I enjoy food that much, its just that I hate the pains in my stomach.

    OH, to the original post... those machines are useless... either way, you should not be happy with your current blankets of fat you are covering your muscles with. Once you unveil them, you will never do that **** to yourself again. speaking from experience...

  13. you're fat.

    just kidding...





    maybe.

  14. why not just get a caliper and do some pinches and record the measurements then just plug them in here http://www.linear-software.com/online.html I think they go as detailed as 5 points or so, then when you measure do it a couple of times and take the average and enter it into the site
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  15. I think we generally under estimate our bodyfat percentages by 5% give or take. When I see people on hard cuts prior to a competition I realize yes I'm carrying alot of fat still even going from 6-2 285 to my current 215 in 4 years.

  16. Old thread but yeah people underestimate there BF by huge amounts. If the OP really started at 22% BF he would have had 210lb muscle with zero fat. That would make unreal look small as he doest even break 200lb of lbm. People gotta factor math into the equation to see if it actually makes sense. I mean we all wanna think were less but if the math says it's not possible than you know your wrong.

    Some people hold BF real evenly and don't look like they have a gut even thouh they are 28% and others have a gut at 22% so you really need to see a few views and factor in various things to try to estimate. When in doubt add 3% lol

  17. ^^^^^yeah, whats up with all these crazy estimates on these bodyfat pics... this guy is NOT over 20

  18. It's crazy how all over the place everyone is on their estimates.


    I say.....24%
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    Im not to fond of taking serm's for long periods of time....

  19. Probably not to to far off :-/
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