Bodyfat Percentage Questions

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by dragon50, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. dragon50

    dragon50 Banned Banned

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    According to a Tanita Scale, my bodyfat percentage is 22%. If that is accurate, how bad is that. Also, Where can I go for a "real" test. The kind where you are immersed in water. How much would it cost?
     
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    22% is actualy fairly normal.

    when it comes to athlets, it really doesn't matter much unless it is so high that it is affecting your cardio polminary(your heart). Just look at Tim Silva he's gota be atleast 30%

    if your really feel like monitoring it you can get close with one of those wieght scales with the electrodes that tuch your feet to test your bodies resistance to electricity. don't know exactly how it works but they seem to be fairly acurate if you follow the instructiions correctly.
     
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    The tanita scale is one of those scales with the electrodes that touch your feet. They are pretty accurate, but they are best for monitoring relative bf than absolute. They are around .5% accurate within themselves, so I would recomend testing yourself 3x a week or so (at most, most people recommend once a week) at around the same time, morning is the best.

    22 is fine, a teensy bit high for an athlete. Men I think they want 12-22 or 15-25 or something I forget. A fighter in good condition should be like 8-12 I would assume. Extra bodyfat won't affect your heart unless you have a ton of it, it is mostly just extra weight that has to be moved around and that is what burns you out faster.

    For the underwater weighing I would recommend going to your local college as if they have a Movement Science or Exercise Physiology department I bet they have it. No telling how much it will cost though. I think it would be a waste unless you really need to know withing 2-3%
     
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    In the last UFC, Sylvia claimed to be 11% BF. He looks more like 22%. 20% is still too much flab, you want to get less than 15%. I am hovering around 25-27% percent right now, I really need to lose my weight.
     
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    the sad thing about finding out how much body fat you
     

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