bodyfat% questions

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by skinnyman, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. skinnyman

    skinnyman New Member

    uhm i don't know where to post this.. so i post it in diet & nutrition.

    i got my bodyfat% calculated (via caliper) by a nutritionist in the gym i go to. the result is a whooping 3.8%. She said there's nothing wrong with that percentage. and i'm healthy.

    although i've searched in the internet for bodyfat ranges and different sites give different figures on what a safe bodyfat percentage is. some say 5% is the minimum. other's say 2%. i'm confused. is 3.8% unhealthy?

    does anyone know the real figures?

    thanks [​IMG]
  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    relax, you are not 3.8%.

    All bodyfat measurements are just an approximation, do not care about the level they show, just comopare them over time to see where they are going.
  3. Joe G

    Joe G New Member

    Yea not to be a skeptic but i highly doubt your 3.8%. If you are you should be utterly and totally ripped up...
  4. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Aaron took the words right out of my mouth. I use three different equations based on just six measurements and compile a weighted average of them to get my bodyfat percentage. Is it exactly what I am? Doubtful.. but as Aaron said, it is the correct way to measure progress of lean body mass versus fat instead of just using the scale and mirror.

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