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~ Debi ~
05-21-2007, 06:28 PM
I know this has been addressed before, but I was hoping for a quick answer.

How can I determine my body fat %? Do I need to have a doctor do that or is there some crazy calculation I can do?

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FV Mom
05-21-2007, 07:11 PM
Courtesy of Mrs. Perez, information extrodinaire!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley31.gif


This is the most accurate circumference online body fat calculator that I could find that came anywhere close to the 3-7 site calipers, hydrostatic weighting, & BIA body fat testing that can be done by professionals and are your best bet if you want to get a very accurate body fat % reading.

Online body fat calculators are the next best thing....

Fitness Buddy Body fat test at biofitness.com (http://www.biofitness.com/bodyfat.html) - claims that their method is 3.5% (+ or -) as accurate as a hydrostatic water tank test ($50 to $100) and .7% (+ or -) as accurate as a multi-site skin caliper test ($15 to $25). Itís the method that I currently use to track my body fat levels.

Active.com (http://www.active.com/calculators/bodyfat_calc_togo.cfm) - pretty accurate body fat circumference body fat calculator

Body Fat Estimator at sixpacknow.com (http://www.sixpacknow.com/bfcalculator.html) - This Body Fat Calculator will give an approximation of your current body fat levels. For visible six pack abdominals a body fat percentage of 15% or lower for women and 10% or lower for men is required.

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One more suggestion.... what I like to do is get the average of all three, however, Iusually go with the biofitness reading.

Hope this helps,

~ Vilma http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

kristy2
05-21-2007, 09:14 PM
I posted this in my other post but I had my neighbor who is a personal trainer comer over and do mine. She also took my measurements for me. You could probably call a gym up and see if they have a trainer that could do it for you. Or go with what Vilma said!


~ Debi ~
05-22-2007, 08:14 AM
Thanksladies!!



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