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Old 01-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
Barry Anderberg
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What's my body fat %?

I took these photos this morning, unfortunately after breakfast so I don't know if that matters.

Wondering what the general consensus is about what my bf % is.

front: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/...bbeb16.jpg?v=0
side: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/...77e780.jpg?v=0
back: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/...1a544a.jpg?v=0
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: What's my body fat %?

Are you expecting an accurate answer from photos?
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: What's my body fat %?

It's exactly 18.6%.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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Re: What's my body fat %?

Unless you're using DEXA or BodPod, photo consensus is going to be about as accurate as using a tape measure, calipers, or those awful scales that claim to measure your percentage.

I'm guessing around 20%. This (WFS) is a visual guide for men.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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Re: What's my body fat %?

I don't think it is ridiculous to want somebody to estimate body fat from photos.

My guess (not sarcastic) is somewhere in the region of 17 to 19 percent.

even being measured by a caliper there is a huge margin of error, so just take photos again, same lighting same angle etc. once a month and compare.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:30 AM   #6
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Re: What's my body fat %?

Well the only accurate way to check (and its still not super accurate) without going to a doctor is to take certain measurements and then plug them into some fancy equation. If you google search online BMI test, there should be some sites that come up. Make sure it is one that measures wrist, stomach, and hips. Some will have you do biceps and others as well, but just make sure they have those three things.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:59 AM   #7
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Re: What's my body fat %?

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Are you expecting an accurate answer from photos?
Of course not. I am asking for educated guesses. People who have done lots of body fat measurements tend to get an idea for what people are at by looking. Obviously they're not going to be exact.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #8
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Re: What's my body fat %?

I don't mean to sound harsh, but I think the guesses above are putting your BF % way too low.

Based on those pics, and knowing what I looked like when I was in the low 20% range, and what I look like now in the 10-12% range, I'd guess you are probably in the 21-23% range.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #9
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Re: What's my body fat %?

the best way to measure it would be a dunk tank. i went up to uc santa barbara to get mine done a few months ago. i recommend contacting the local university and seeing if they have one.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #10
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Re: What's my body fat %?

Frankly, I think asking knowledgeable people what your BF is from photos is a great idea. We should have a whole bf photo section. Not even kidding. Has to be more accurate then those online calculators.

I'll go over to the "where's the girl power thread" and ask them to start it up...

(just kidding on that last part, I don't need a foot in my butt)

P.S. I am not knowledgeable enough to tell you, but I would say over 20%, but don't go by that! Go with Sean.
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