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eugegall
11-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Could this be a case of having large amounts of excess fats around my organs?

When I tell people in the gym I'm 22% they can't believe it.

I started a really solid lifestyle change (diet) last week and notice the differences already but this is about learning and I'm trying to understand where the 22% fat is.

Thanks.

gbullock32
11-09-2014, 02:17 PM
How was this determined? Pics would help, but at your height/weight I think 22% my be wrong.

Eugenefd
11-09-2014, 02:19 PM
22% seems high for your weight and height. I am curious to see how this was determined as well.

magician27
11-09-2014, 02:29 PM
if you weigh 168 lbs at 22% bodyfat, you dont even lift or you are measuring it wrong

eugegall
11-09-2014, 02:38 PM
How was this determined? Pics would help, but at your height/weight I think 22% my be wrong.


22% seems high for your weight and height. I am curious to see how this was determined as well.


if you weigh 168 lbs at 22% bodyfat, you dont even lift or you are measuring it wrong

Hi All,

I had a bod pod test a week ago or so. These are known to be quite accurate.

I do lift and have done on and off for 10 years. Never long enough to ting together a decent body but am looking to change this.

This is the whole point. I can confirm my height and weight are right as is the 22% from the bod pod. So where is the fat hiding?

gbullock32
11-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Hi All,

I had a bod pod test a week ago or so. These are known to be quite accurate.

I do lift and have done on and off for 10 years. Never long enough to ting together a decent body but am looking to change this.

This is the whole point. I can confirm my height and weight are right as is the 22% from the bod pod. So where is the fat hiding?Bod pods are actually know to be very inaccurate- they should be disregarded entirely.

BuffMaltese
11-10-2014, 06:04 PM
I'm with gbullock on this one, I was looking forward to doing my Bod Pod for months as part of a class and I took it today, I said I was 12.5% which is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure I'm closer to 16-18%. I was way leaner last summer and was 6' 159 lbs, I had a slight 4 pack but still had squishy belly fat and love handles. Today I was 175 lbs, can sort of see some abs with the right lighting but I have plenty a lower abdominal fat.

Mrpb
11-10-2014, 08:32 PM
This is the whole point. I can confirm my height and weight are right as is the 22% from the bod pod. So where is the fat hiding?

Please post a pic.

eugegall
11-10-2014, 11:32 PM
Please post a pic.

Here you go

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b315/eugeclio172/222_zps2a031b67.jpg

Mrpb
11-10-2014, 11:43 PM
Bodpods have quite a large error margin, as is confirmed by your picture.

You're probably around 15%. Certainly not above 20%.

gbullock32
11-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Bodpods have quite a large error margin, as is confirmed by your picture.

You're probably around 15%. Certainly not above 20%.Agree with this.

Want to really mess with a bod pod? Measure first thing in the morning after using the bathroom; then drink about a gallon of water and wait 30 or so minutes then measure again. You will then see how wide of a variation you can get- I did this and it went from a measurement of 8.7% body fat to 14.5%, was funny.

eugegall
11-11-2014, 03:53 AM
Bodpods have quite a large error margin, as is confirmed by your picture.

You're probably around 15%. Certainly not above 20%.

Good info, thanks


Agree with this.

Want to really mess with a bod pod? Measure first thing in the morning after using the bathroom; then drink about a gallon of water and wait 30 or so minutes then measure again. You will then see how wide of a variation you can get- I did this and it went from a measurement of 8.7% body fat to 14.5%, was funny.

Fair enough. I always thought they were the next most accurate thing to water weighing.

I'll just assume I'm 19% give or take as a starting point and go from there.

Saying that I put weight on this week, hoping its just water retention.

Mrpb
11-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Fair enough. I always thought they were the next most accurate thing to water weighing.

Good info: http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=175