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    Fat Percentage !!

    Hi guys !!

    im trying to calculate my fat % !! i use a weight scale that calculates it !! it say 20.3 % body fat !!

    so i bought the fat % clipper and made the 7 spots and 3 spots % calculations in some website !! it show 13% so how to make sure which is the right one ?

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    Junior Member Hoberg's Avatar
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    Hi,
    You should not assume to come to a "right" value with the general available measurement methods at home. Weight scales and caliper measurements are always based on assumptions about the figure of a "standard" person's physique. Better use one of the available methods to get an idea about how the physique of your body changes.

    To get an accurate result you have to choose a method like Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) or Hydrostatic Weighing. Those, however, are quite expensive solutions and not practical for a regular use.

    Best Wishes,
    Torsten

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    Experienced Member waynemooree's Avatar
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    I agree with Hoberg - it's not possible to get an accurate measure of body fat at home. I use weight scales but changing the settings to 'athletic' (because I gym 3 or 4 times a week) and my BF % almost halfed!

    The important thing is to pick a method you're happy with and stick with it, measuring the changes over time rather than any absolute number

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