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Old 03-05-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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body composition - 22.5% fat?

Hi, i'm in the process of losing weight and i bought a scale that tells you how much of your weight is fat and water. mine was 22.5% fat and 51.5% water. so 22.5 and 51.5 don't add up to 100. is the rest of it muscle? the desired amount for my age (18) is 20% fat and 70% water.

i don't know why my fat percent is over... i do cardio (jogging and walking) almost everyday, plus some resistance and dumbbells. i'm at an acceptable bmi (but i want it lower) and i also have a pretty healthy diet with low fat. what else can i do to get my fat% to normal? and i think the low water means i'm dehydrated and need more water, right?

thanks for any help!

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Old 03-06-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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Re: body composition - 22.5% fat?

this is just a guess, but i would expect the rest of the weight to be organs, muscle, etc. - everythign else our bodies are made up of besides water and fat...

 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:10 PM   #3
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Re: body composition - 22.5% fat?

Normal fat ranges for people your age would be under 24.9 so you are in the normal fat range. Average hydration levels are between 45-65% so you are very hydrated. The rest of the weight is muscle, tissue, bone etc.

Those scales do fluctuate though and mine specifically tells you to do it under optimum conditions and I have found they will give you a general ballpark estimate but if you do it everyday you will see a fluctuation of the fat levels based on your hydration levels. I have the Tanita Ironman scale. The booklet claims it's within 5% of the gold standard professional body composition tests. The book that comes with the scale goes into all the categories the evaluate on those scales.

 
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