Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by ProneToEpisodes, Mar 4, 2009.
What's the most accurate way to test your body fat?
The most accurate is hydrostatic testing but it's not possible to test on your own and even that has a variance. Most common method is skinfold testing. A decent caliper isnt cheap though.
MRI is the most accurate, but also $$$$
Just settle for one of the electric ones.
posting a photo here for us to estimate.
look in the mirror.
eat clean, work out regularly for 60 days.
look in the mirror.
look better? rinse, repeat.
look the same/worse? eat cleaner, work harder
Wow it actually took 5 replies to get that out.
Get the underwater testing done if you can. If you're just looking to track progress, one of those handheld electrical ones or calipers work fine.
werd. I think skinfold testing is most efficient in terms of accuracy and cost. College gyms (I don't know about commercial ones) have caliper testing for a reasonable price.
Hydrostatic weighing or bodpod.
DEXA>Bodpod>Hydrostatic (underwater)>Caliper>Post a pic so Evolude can tell you>Scale
Basically the more you spend, the more accurate it is. Calipers are fine and accurate enough for seeing progress. I think the scales suck and are really inaccurate. Hydrostatic testing may be offered periodically by your gym or one near you and only costs around $50. Beyond that you really don't get enough accuracy improvement to justify cost.
- rep pts. for putting me after scale
You're right, scales probably are worse. Fixed. Please forgive me.
you're hot, you're probably at 12% bf
I'm pretty sure that's really fucking lean on a chick.
If you have a kinesiology or athletic training program at your college most of the time you can get tested for free or like $10. This was my experience in our program as the students need it for practicum hours working in the lab for our degrees.
i guess, probably a lil more, i like my girls with that extra thickness around the muscles
good to see you back p2r
The most accurate way to check is also the cheapest. Post pics.
Vivisection is by far the most accurate. You should do that.
dot. i remember you were pretty hot