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Old 06-17-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question Body fat %

Hi there..I see a lot on body fat %.. how do i find out what mine is or do you have to get that dun at like a gym or something? thanx.

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Old 06-17-2005, 06:11 PM   #2
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Re: Body fat %

Mine was taken with a FUTREX-6100/XL as part of a physical.

Old 06-18-2005, 04:31 AM   #3
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Re: Body fat %

You can buy a body fat scale at any spoting goods store or online. I heard that if you use it at the same time everyday- like first thing in the morning it can be accurate at telling you if you are gaining or losing bodyfat. I am sure if you spend more you will get a higher quality one.
The one my mom purchased was around 80 dollars. It holds the info for 2 different peope. You put in if you are a man or woman, your hieght- and if you are an athlete or not. Then you step on without socks and it weighs you first, then 5 seconds later spits out a body fat. My mother, myself and my husband all used it and it seemed pretty accurate- but I am pretty sure its not 100% accurate. ts a good tool to have at home though, that way you don't have to pay for it at the gym and it gives you a rough idea.
I guess the way it works is it sends an electrical pulse through your body and therefore can distinguish between fat and muscle and water.

Old 06-18-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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Re: Body fat %

I have a set of bodyfat callipers I picked up at a department store very inexpensive. You measure 3 spots, one place on your chest, one on your stomach and one on your thigh. There are several sites online that can calculate BF% with these numbers and you height, weight, age, sex, etc. It can also be measured with the measurements of...I think your neck, abdomen and another variable. It's not 100% accurate, but will give you a ballpark figure and is good for measuring changes.

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