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November 24th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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it has my estimated body fat as 33.5% (of course i did this after drinking hot cocoa and stuff) but i guess that's kinda almost not in the overweight category for my height even though i am lol.

i will do it again first thing in the morning to see what it says (as that's a good time)

i am kinda happy about it though.
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November 24th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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I think anything over bmi of 25 is considered overweight (given weight and height).. i'm at a whopping 35.1 bmi
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I think anything over 25% is considered overweight (given weight and height).. i'm at a whopping 35.1 bmi[/b]
here's a chart i found

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November 24th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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I dont understand the chart, is that bmi or fat percentage?
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November 24th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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Ok the way I read that is.....
for ages 20-40 yrs
Women .............................. Men
Under <21% ................... <8%
Healthy 21-33% ......................... 8-19%
Overweight 33-39% ..................... 19-25%
Obese >39% ........................... >25%


So basically women have a higher percentage of body fat naturally which is healthy
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sorry the chart didn't show up the way it pasted.. here's the link

Body fat Percentage
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November 24th, 2008, 02:48 PM
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ahh..that makes more sense now. I calculated mine and it's at 51.8% .. I guess i'm more fat than muscle at the moment.. that's gross.
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ahh..that makes more sense now. I calculated mine and it's at 51.8% .. I guess i'm more fat than muscle at the moment.. that's gross. [/b]
r u sure that's your body fat %...u don't look like it.
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Man, I am going to have to lose a whole lot of inches to get to the body fat I want. I don't think the calculator is too far off. I mean it's not perfect, but it gives you an idea. The calculator put me a 1% higher body fat than the caliper test at the gym.
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well i guess if it's giving me 1% higher I am thrilled! lol i'll see how my real test goes tomorrow morning!
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I believe it's right.. i'm a whale at the moment all blubber... but it's going to be gone soon.
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it has my estimated body fat as 33.5% (of course i did this after drinking hot cocoa and stuff) but i guess that's kinda almost not in the overweight category for my height even though i am lol.

i will do it again first thing in the morning to see what it says (as that's a good time)

i am kinda happy about it though.[/b]

What kind of body fat analyzer did you get? One of the hand held or scale type? Those use bio-electrical impedance and are effected by your water level. So I wouldn't actually recommend first thing in the morning because of being dehydrated from not having water for 10-12 hours. I also don't recommend them within 3 days (either way) of TOM. Again, because water retention would throw off the reading.
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I think anything over bmi of 25 is considered overweight (given weight and height).. i'm at a whopping 35.1 bmi[/b]
BMI and Body Fat are two different things. For people who are working out, I actually don't recommend BMI because it doesn't accurately measure muscle vs. fat. Muscle actually burns calories just in maintaining itself and lessens your risk of osteoporosis and arthritis, so you want to have it. BMI just goes by a height to weight ratio and people with high muscle mass will be heavier and have a higher BMI but still be healthier and leaner then someone with a low BMI who is mostly body fat. My sister and I are a classic example. I weigh 200 pounds and have a high BMI because of it. She weighs 150 and has a lower BMI because of it. But if you were to look at us, you would never believe it. I lift weights and exercise almost daily so I fit in a size 8 and have about 18-20% body fat average. She is a size 18 and is about 50% body fat. She also has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, no energy to keep up with her kids, and can't lift her dog food bag out of the back of her truck. I just had all these tests run because I was having some pain (turned out to be a bacteria that my kids probably gave me) and was told everything was perfect (or low), and I can lift my 300# DH if necessary. So, needless to say, I don't like BMI...LOL!

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Ok the way I read that is.....
for ages 20-40 yrs
Women .............................. Men
Under <21% ................... <8%
Healthy 21-33% ......................... 8-19%
Overweight 33-39% ..................... 19-25%
Obese >39% ........................... >25%


So basically women have a higher percentage of body fat naturally which is healthy[/b]
These charts all vary depending on the way you are measuring body fat. I would recommend going with the one that comes with your analyzer or calculator program to get the most accurate with that particular way of measuring.

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Man, I am going to have to lose a whole lot of inches to get to the body fat I want. I don't think the calculator is too far off. I mean it's not perfect, but it gives you an idea. The calculator put me a 1% higher body fat than the caliper test at the gym.[/b]

Yeah, the measurement way of determining body fat isn't considered to be as accurate because it doesn't take into account the possiblity of large frames taking up some of that space. But if it is that close to calipers, it sounds like a good one.

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ahh..that makes more sense now. I calculated mine and it's at 51.8% .. I guess i'm more fat than muscle at the moment.. that's gross. [/b]
r u sure that's your body fat %...u don't look like it.
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Yeah, that doesn't look right to me either. I've been in the fitness business for a long (LLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG) time and can usually guess within a few percent and I would have guessed more like 40% for you.
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