What's my bodyfat? (pics)

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  1. vanguard_anon

    vanguard_anon Clever user title

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    I've been doing BJJ for about six months and but playing ice hockey forever. Recently I started paying more attention to my diet so between BJJ and that I lost 8 lbs in the last six months. I'm pretty sure I've gained a little muscle too.

    I have a scale that measure my bodyfat between 17% and 20% depending on my hydration. I'm guessing it's a little high and my buddy's bodyfat is about 5% lower than his scale reads. His lower reading came from a doctor that works with athelete's conditioning.

    Anyway, here area few pictures of me on vacation last month. What do you think my bodyfat is?

    This is me catching a fish.
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    This is me after a little surfing. It's worth noting that the love handle on the side looks worse than normal because I'm leaning a bit.
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    I'm about 6' 180 lbs. What's my bodyfat?

    BTW, no making fun of my weight unless you're over 32 and in better shape. :)
     
  2. vanguard_anon

    vanguard_anon Clever user title

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    Ah darn it. I thought I was in the conditioning forum.
     
  3. Polynikes

    Polynikes Not Impressed

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    ummmm....

    this is kinda gay so i'm not taking part...
     
  4. possenti

    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    I'm 35. Can I make fun of your love handles?

    Yeah, they're a bitch, aren't they? I didn't realize how bad mine were until my wife took a picture of me at the beach in Florida last May. It's one of the main things that prompted me to get back into BJJ (after a 7 year layoff), and I've been going for a couple months now. I've also joined a boxing gym.

    I'm 5'11'' and I was about 185. I'm down to about 180, and my goal's 170-175. It's not much effort, really. Just keep training, cut out the empty carbs (soda/beer) and it stays off.

    I work with some younger guys in their 20's, and they eat like pigs and drink beer like crazy. They're all skinny as rails with flat stomachs. Little f-ing bastards.... I know most of their dads, however - they're in their 40's and have giant beer guts and can't sprint 25 yards without gassing. Just wait - they'll be sorry they made fun of my spare tire...

    Back to your original question - No, I don't know what your body fat % is. I don't even know mine, and I'm afraid to find out :redface: .
     
  5. jerseygrappler

    jerseygrappler Brown Belt

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    nice fish,florida?
     
  6. PhenøM

    PhenøM MMA Gear Aficionado

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    You look about 18-20 ish % IMO
     
  7. jiujitsujayhawk

    jiujitsujayhawk Yellow Belt

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  8. vanguard_anon

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    Sure, you've earned the right. :)

    You're right, it's not a ton of work to get in better shape. When I was 19 I couldn't imagine how anybody could be fat. It's so easy to be in shape.

    Well, then you get a desk job and a family and gain 2 lbs. Whatever, 2 lbs is nothing. Well, then it's 1 or 2 lbs a year for the next 13 years and before you know it you're a wreck. Anyway, I'm on the right track now. I'll have better looking abs by Christmas. :)
     
  9. Mirada

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    Desk job and a family at 19? Ouch.
     
  10. vanguard_anon

    vanguard_anon Clever user title

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    I guess that wasn't clear. Desk job at 19, yes. Family? Not until a few years later.
     
  11. John O'Brien

    John O'Brien They call me Barnacle Bill.

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    nice legs
     
  12. dutchmasterj3

    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    I'd say 17-20%. However this is a perfectly healthy range. Men want body fat in the range of like 12%-22%.
     
  13. boooya777

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    14 15 pecent. get to 10 and you'll have abs
     
  14. iclimb513

    iclimb513 Orange Belt

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    Hee hee... Here's me at 37:

    Do I win?

    http://myspace-909.vo.llnwd.net/00153/90/96/153616909_l.jpg

    I've had professional trainers put me at between 8 and 10% However I'm on my way to 7-11 for a couple of big bites and some ice cream so that number may not hold for a while...

    Despite the above I'm still an astoundingly inept grappler.

    Sorry. Uh, yeah I'd put you around 18%

     
  15. Irish Anger

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    Any gym with personal trainers could get you a fairly accurate reading using body fat calipers (plus or minus 3% accuracy). It's difficult to just eyeball someone and tell what their body fat is.
     
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  17. LCDforMe

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    The best way to do it is just pay a few bucks to get a water submerssion test. It's kinda hard to have somebody just ballpark it off the net.
     
  18. Bubble Boy

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    Oh, I can beat both you old farts. Here's me about 10 months ago or so...my body fat% was 28.
    Freeeak!
     
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