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2014/12/30 11:58:17 (permalink)
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Salter scales, body fat percentage

Bathroom scales with bf% is it just a predication and guess work, I've entered my height and age into it and apparently I'm 23% body fat

Im 6ft3 ish and 16.5 stone only really got some fat on my chest, I'd have guessed I was nearer 18%
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    Re: Salter scales, body fat percentage 2014/12/30 14:44:16 (permalink)
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    You got a pic? We can have a guess, probably be more accurate than your salter scales.. Are they black? I have some in the bathroom, never used the bf% function though.. 

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    Re: Salter scales, body fat percentage 2014/12/30 15:11:18 (permalink)
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    They got one in the gym where people put in a load of data.
    I'd prefer to see what you can grab on your waist, love handles. Easy to see/feel that going up/down.
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    Re: 2014/12/30 15:45:08 (permalink)
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    Just back from the gym, pt reckons about 18% which is what I guessed. I looked up the scales and apparently it just works out my apparently body fat by my height and weight.
    It said 50% water on the scale whatever that means
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    Re: 2014/12/30 20:38:20 (permalink)
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    Any set of scales that measures body fat is just a load of bollocks.

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    Re: 2014/12/30 21:13:50 (permalink)
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    they are no better than guessing.
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    Re: 2014/12/30 22:32:06 (permalink)
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    The way i look at it. The scales may be well out but i stood on mine 10 times over a hour period. I always got the same result give or take 0.1. So if you want that feel good factor of watching it go down then keep using them.
    However if you want an exact answer then you going to have to go else where.

     
     
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    Re: 2014/12/31 07:36:31 (permalink)
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    They cant take into account individual body shape and muscle-fat ratio, so for regular lifters pretty much useless.
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    Re: 2014/12/31 08:30:32 (permalink)
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    Was told by my GP that i am classed as clinically obese, without me taking off any clothing.
    Here you go http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/P...yweightcalculator.aspx







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    Re: Salter scales, body fat percentage 2014/12/31 09:21:37 (permalink)
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    Re: 2014/12/31 09:22:32 (permalink)
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    I know that thing is a lot of crap though
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    Re: 2014/12/31 09:28:52 (permalink)
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    I know that thing is a lot of crap though

    Agree, but its what Dr`s go by.







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    Re: 2014/12/31 09:30:49 (permalink)
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    And you cant argue with a doctor.
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    Re: 2014/12/31 10:32:06 (permalink)
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    Don't be silly. Doctors are well aware that weight training alters BMI results.

    Use callipers. It won't be all that accurate, but it will give you a baseline value to work with. You can then remeasure every week or so to see if you are losing/gaining bf.

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    Re: 2014/12/31 11:08:27 (permalink)
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    Might buy a pair, save all this guesswork. My wife has been commenting that I've lost fat on my gut as she put it.

    I'll post two photos up neither are recent probably from 2010 when i was fat then 2011 when all I did was diet. I wasn't at the gym during these
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    Re: Salter scales, body fat percentage 2014/12/31 11:08:52 (permalink)
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    Re: 2014/12/31 11:10:09 (permalink)
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    Bottom pic I would guess about 28%bf top one I'm not sure. I'd say my bf was slightly higher now than it was in the top picture
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    Re: 2014/12/31 11:15:47 (permalink)
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    From one mess to another mess! I can easily put on fat and u can or I could drop it easily, not so easy now I'm older.
    Think i keep those two photos to remind me of what bad eating and no gym does to me
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