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08-08-2005, 06:21 AM
Hey all:) i'm 22 and i work out 5 days a week with cardio and weight training. i am also starting teaching a class at the gym at my college called hardbodies (its a weight training class to music) my bf% is 17.5, is this good for my age and hight??? the areas i dont like on my body are thighs of course and butt, but what is normal for bf%??? i am 22, and weigh 122 pounds oh and my hight is 5'2,


08-08-2005, 02:42 PM
Firstly, as I have recently learnt, how was your BF tested, calipers 3 or 7 points/scales? Secondly 17% is Excellent! Good Work!:)

08-08-2005, 03:54 PM
thanks:) i got it by the caliper 7 fold test, i know the caliper isnt the best and ive learned that the hydrostatic weighing is the best but it is pretty exspensive, and the caliper is free at my school.....

08-08-2005, 04:10 PM
The caliper 7 is good. Thats what I use now after I realise that something was a bit off with the scales that do BF%.

From the charts I have seen it puts you up there in the Excellent/Lean area which is so awesome. What are your goals?

08-08-2005, 04:20 PM
well my goals are for a six pack:) but also i want to have a bit more difinition. i think my arms are good but i am pretty critical of myself and am a perfectionist so i never see anything even if its there, but thats just me:) i have an issue with that becasue i lost 50 pounds swimming in HS and i never want to get back to that awfull weight!!!! when i show people my pics they think its another person, so i guess my goals are basically more muscle def.....