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What is the most reliable way to assess body fat?

Based on an online calculator (which asks for wrist, forearm, waist and hip measurements + height and weight) my body fat is 26%.

My BMI is 26 which is overweight, but according to body fat scales I am at an acceptable body fat level.I am not stressed about the stats - but I am curious.

Maybe it's my uneven top/bottom distribution. On my top half it's like every freaking bone sticks out, including my ribs! The bottom half still has lots of cushion.

One half built for speed, the other half built for pleasure 🙂

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BMI is kind of a joke. For a large majority of people it doesn't work. A friend of mine is a crossfit trainer, in excellent shape and according to her BMI she is overweight.

The best way to determine body fat I believe is taking full body measurements.

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5 hours ago, Kat410 said:

What is the most reliable way to assess body fat?

One half built for speed, the other half built for pleasure

🙂

A dexascan, but they're not cheap.

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5 hours ago, Kat410 said:

What is the most reliable way to assess body fat?

One half built for speed, the other half built for pleasure

🙂

A dexascan, but they're not cheap.

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11 hours ago, Kat410 said:

What is the most reliable way to assess body fat?

Based on an online calculator (which asks for wrist, forearm, waist and hip measurements + height and weight) my body fat is 26%.

My BMI is 26 which is overweight, but according to body fat scales I am at an acceptable body fat level.I am not stressed about the stats - but I am curious.

Maybe it's my uneven top/bottom distribution. On my top half it's like every freaking bone sticks out, including my ribs! The bottom half still has lots of cushion.

One half built for speed, the other half built for pleasure 🙂

BMI scales (and the handheld Fat% measuring devices) use electrical resistance and vary greatly depending on hydration levels, they are a good way to track trends, but not actual measurements. The tape measurements *could* be more accurate but they don't take into account skeletal mass variations (some folks do have larger joint formations and no one's fat is distributed the same.

Here is a video comparing 4 different BF% measurement devices.


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23 hours ago, Kat410 said:

What is the most reliable way to assess body fat?

Based on an online calculator (which asks for wrist, forearm, waist and hip measurements + height and weight) my body fat is 26%.

My BMI is 26 which is overweight, but according to body fat scales I am at an acceptable body fat level.I am not stressed about the stats - but I am curious.

Maybe it's my uneven top/bottom distribution. On my top half it's like every freaking bone sticks out, including my ribs! The bottom half still has lots of cushion.

One half built for speed, the other half built for pleasure 🙂

Speed and pleasure ...Love it *☺️

I use my home scale. It gives me weight, body fat, bone density and Water weight. I am not a professional athlete. (Well, in my mind I am 🤣) I don't feel the need for a dexascan. But, if you are looking for accuracy spend the money.

What are your fitness goals? Are you building muscle ?

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On 11/7/2018 at 7:04 PM, skinnylife said:

Speed and pleasure ...Love it *☺️

I use my home scale. It gives me weight, body fat, bone density and Water weight. I am not a professional athlete. (Well, in my mind I am 🤣) I don't feel the need for a dexascan. But, if you are looking for accuracy spend the money.

What are your fitness goals? Are you building muscle ?

My fitness goals are simple.

Be as freaking strong as I can. Have kick ass endurance so I take no prisoners in life. And be agile and flexible so I have good tricks in the sack and make my lovers beg for mercy.

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Simple and specific *giggle*😁

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