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stephenb stephenb Staff

posted Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

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sammyshambles sammyshambles

posted Friday, March 27, 2009

I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Walked 100 Miles! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Okayyyy…can someone please help me?? How do I work out my body fat percent? Im guessing it is about 100 percent, but I could be wrong!! Thankies…Sam

Ely Ely

posted Friday, March 27, 2009

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

HI Sammy, this should explain.

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/body_weigh…

In the short term you could get a body fat analyser scales (but they are not very accurate) or if you have a large boots nearby, they have instore special BMI scales.

If you go to boots.com, store locator, under additional store services select body mass index (bmi) machine. Put your town and do a search.

Other than that, if you are a member of a gym they sometimes can measure it for you.

Ely Ely

posted Friday, March 27, 2009

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Sorry forgot to say… the boots instore bmi machine basically measures it in the store (can’t remember how much money you have to put in). But they also sell scales with body fat analysers.

witeowl witeowl

posted Friday, March 27, 2009

Prefontaine's Prodigy I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 50 LBS! I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 25K Calories! Honorary Olympian I Walked 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories! Gold Medalist I Lost 35 Lbs! Champion I Biked 100 Miles! I've Lost It! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

You can also purchase calipers, which most people agree are more accurate than bodyfat scales (or handheld units). But they require skilled use (which I couldn’t develop).
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I do find my handheld Omron monitor (HBF-306C) to be very stable in readings (if not necessarily accurate). In otherwords, although I can’t say for sure that my bodyfat is really around 37%, I believe I can say with fair certainty that when the machine starts reporting 32% consistently that I’ve dropped about 5%.
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You can google around for bodyfat estimators which use various body measurements to estimate bodyfat, but make sure that it’s using multiple measurement points. I just tried one that only uses waist, and it gave me two possible percentages: 54% and 27%. LOL. Um, yeah, I guess I’m probably somewhere between those numbers…
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The most important tip, whether you go somewhere for measurements, use a BF scale (or handheld), use calipers, or an online calculator, is to use the same tool all the time. That way you can focus on the change, not the number.

Bogleg Bogleg

posted Friday, March 27, 2009

I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Burned 25K Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 5% I Lost 20 Lbs! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! Most Dedicated ...

I use calipers. It is difficult to measure some skin folds by yourself (and downright impossible for at least one). There are also multiple equations available. I have a spreadsheet that has all of the popular caliper-based equations in it and then does an average of all of them. I found it via Google searching for “bodyfat skinfold equations” or something.

The main thing I am looking for week to week is a decrease in the skinfold measurement – I don’t really pay that close of attention to the BF result since the variance is +/- 4% even if you do know what you are doing…but I do know I measure the same spots the same way every week, so changes in those measurements are generally a good indicator of what is going on.

I also use a tape measure to track body part measurements – waist, arms, thighs, chest, etc. This is another good way to just keep some data on how your body is changing over time.

Ely Ely

posted Monday, March 30, 2009

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Spreadsheets… a man after my own heart!

And I thought I was the only freak (no offence!!) to log things in spreadsheet, with variables to see how many calories I need to lose for a certain weight, how much weight I lose doing a certain exercise for a certain time etc.. there is still hope for me then!

I’M NOT ALONE!!!

Jenney Jenney

posted Monday, April 6, 2009

I Lost 5% I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 35 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Walked 100 Miles! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Ok, my husband thinks I’m a big dork. I use spreadsheets and tape measures too. I have a handheld bf monitor I use too. The biggest thing for me is that I don’t particularly take too much stock in the number on the scale because a pound of fat is way different than a pound of muscle and I would rather keep track of my health by body composition, not by a number that is strictly relative. Not that I don’t pay attention to it, it’s just not the most important number to me.

GymRat_Murphy GymRat_Murphy

posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Iron Breaker. Most Dedicated BULLET PROOF CHEST Spartan Beach Body Champ Pro Champion Vanquisher I Got a Six-Pack (It it wasn't a Six-Pack of Soda) Champion Gold Medalist Beast Push Up Master Rep Master Power Rack Champion Top Dog Mega Bencher! Stackem I Burned 50K Calories! off road master Top Contender: abs class D ...

leaving this challenge and re joining cos i got my reading totally wrong with a stupid pedometer/body fat moniter it said i was 41% and im 25.38% so i wil lleave and then re join so it doesnt look like i have lost 20% when i correct it

GymRat_Murphy GymRat_Murphy

posted Monday, April 27, 2009

Iron Breaker. Most Dedicated BULLET PROOF CHEST Spartan Beach Body Champ Pro Champion Vanquisher I Got a Six-Pack (It it wasn't a Six-Pack of Soda) Champion Gold Medalist Beast Push Up Master Rep Master Power Rack Champion Top Dog Mega Bencher! Stackem I Burned 50K Calories! off road master Top Contender: abs class D ...

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