# What is My Body Fat Percentage? - Post Your Estimate Request Pictures Here - Vol III

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• 07-04-2019, 06:29 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=KingJohn89;1583249811]What is my body fat percentage the scale says 12.5% but i am unsure.[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately there are no accurate methods available for the general public for BF% measurement, all of them are flawed one way or another.

Looks to be around 16%BF.
• 07-04-2019, 06:34 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=floridamancan;1583255321]Hey can I get a bf estimate based off avi stats are 6’4 178 lbs thanks in advance and at what bf% do you think I would get visible abs?[/QUOTE]

It seems you'd need to get down to ~10%BF for a fully defined 6-pack, but aim for 12%BF first and take it from there. Doing more focused ab-work does help if abs are important to you.
• 07-04-2019, 11:11 AM
ReapingTheField
Bf% based off avi?

Also why are test results for bf% so variable?

• 07-04-2019, 02:21 PM
Tucane
[QUOTE=ReapingTheField;1583288301]Bf% based off avi?

Also why are test results for bf% so variable?

Looks to be ~12%BF.

The simple explanation is, they can't read the tissue (fat, muscle, bone, water) data well enough or at all.

The methods that do work well use advanced equipment found in specialized labs to work out body volume, bone mass, water mass, etc. It's not like one method is enough, more like 4+ different lab tests combined, that together form what's called a multi-compartment model. They basically subtract the other constituent parts from your body volume/density combined (mass), which leaves the fat mass and then calculates the %-value.
• 07-04-2019, 10:52 PM
dudeshane01
Around 16 to 19%
[QUOTE=KingJohn89;1583253491]What is my body fat percentage the scale says 12.5% but i am unsure. I am 183cm and weigh 159.0 lbs or 72.3kg[/QUOTE]

Around 16 to 19%, not 12%.
• 07-04-2019, 11:38 PM
ArmaniTravon6
What would you guess my body fat % is?
According to navel measurement tests, I am currently at 5.3%-6% body fat.

Below, the following are my measurements:

Neck: 15.3 inches

Waist: 28.5 inches

Hips: 36 inches

Weight: 144Ibs-147Ibs

Height: 5ft 10
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(See profile picture)
• 07-05-2019, 01:57 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=ArmaniTravon6;1583316801]According to navel measurement tests, I am currently at 5.3%-6% body fat.

Below, the following are my measurements:

Neck: 15.3 inches

Waist: 28.5 inches

Hips: 36 inches

Weight: 144Ibs-147Ibs

Height: 5ft 10
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(See profile picture)[/QUOTE]

A bit hard to see details in that pic, but anyways...

You are ripped, not 6% as that is slightly below competition ready, but more like ~10%BF or so.
• 07-05-2019, 03:06 AM
Bodybbuildrdjsn
Lol
• 07-05-2019, 03:07 AM
Bodybbuildrdjsn
15%
• 07-05-2019, 03:41 AM
HelloMyNameIs8
Can anyone give me an estimate please - latest pics in my gallery.
• 07-05-2019, 06:16 AM
westbastard
Can I get an estimate? 178lbs 5'8''. Dropped down from 194lbs. I wanna drop down 3 more lbs and start a very slow bulk of 200-300 calorie surplus. No desire to see abs for now
• 07-05-2019, 09:59 AM
Dranseth
Hello. Would really appreciate an updated body fat estimate form last summer. I uploaded progress photos in my body space. Let me know what you think.
• 07-05-2019, 10:19 AM
Tucane
[quote=hellomynameis8;1583320471]can anyone give me an estimate please - latest pics in my gallery.[/quote]

~17%bf.
• 07-05-2019, 10:42 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=westbastard;1583325751]Can I get an estimate? 178lbs 5'8''. Dropped down from 194lbs. I wanna drop down 3 more lbs and start a very slow bulk of 200-300 calorie surplus. No desire to see abs for now[/QUOTE]

Around 20%BF. Caring less about abs and adding mass is a good plan for the future! I'd say start at maintenance and work your way up from there.
• 07-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=Dranseth;1583338501]Hello. Would really appreciate an updated body fat estimate form last summer. I uploaded progress photos in my body space. Let me know what you think.[/QUOTE]

Looks like you're around 15%BF overall.
• 07-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Dranseth
That is exactly what the navy calculator estimated.

I would love more ab definition but I am skinny. 6', 170-lbs. I started my journey at 210-lbs. What do you think I should do? Drop down to 12% or 10% before bulking, or can i commence a slow bulk now?
• 07-05-2019, 11:40 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=Dranseth;1583343841]That is exactly what the navy calculator estimated.

I would love more ab definition but I am skinny. 6', 170-lbs. I started my journey at 210-lbs. What do you think I should do? Drop down to 12% or 10% before bulking, or can i commence a slow bulk now?[/QUOTE]

You can start a slow bulk whenever you feel ready, the benefits of a lower starting BF% for bulking are overrated.

If you still want to cut further for your own reasons... going down to 10% is taking it too far imo, 12%BF might be the point of diminishing returns.
• 07-05-2019, 12:09 PM
HelloMyNameIs8
Thanks - what would you suggest from here in terms of bulking, cutting or maintenance etc? Been cutting for about 12 weeks.

Thanks
• 07-05-2019, 12:20 PM
gomil
[QUOTE=HelloMyNameIs8;1583346901]Thanks - what would you suggest from here in terms of bulking, cutting or maintenance etc? Been cutting for about 12 weeks.

Thanks[/QUOTE]
Maintenance. Get your lifts up until they stall and then eat in small surplus after that. You're going to have to run a couple of bulking/cutting cycles to look decent.
• 07-05-2019, 11:34 PM
paulhutch123
I think I'm around 20-25% currently
Here are two pictures I just took. I'm 6'2 205lbs currently. Trying to cut after about a year of weight gain. I mostly do a push/pull/legs with 20-30 min LISS training split while incorporating HIIT and track workouts on active rest days. I do IF and have been keeping my calories around 1800-2300 with about 130g being protein.

My goal is to be around 185lbs.

P.S any recommendations on training chest more evenly would be appreciated. I have recently been doing mostly unilateral exercises to correct it but believe its also due to my posture.
• 07-06-2019, 01:41 AM
SamGoesToTheGym
What is my weight?
Can someone tell me please? I think I know, but I need to be sure.

This are my measurements (and please see the images)

I am 32
Weight: 68.5 kg / 151 lbs
Height: 173 cm / 5.6"
Waist Circumference: 87 cm / 34"
Neck Circumference: 37 cm / 14.5"

According to: fitness.bizcalcs(dor)com/Calculator.asp?Calc=Body-Fat-Navy
my body fat profile is:

Body Fat 20 %
Fat Mass 14 kg
Lean Mass 54 kg

But, I want to know if you think that is correct
• 07-06-2019, 04:25 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=SamGoesToTheGym;1583379231]Can someone tell me please? I think I know, but I need to be sure.

This are my measurements (and please see the images)

I am 32
Weight: 68.5 kg / 151 lbs
Height: 173 cm / 5.6"
Waist Circumference: 87 cm / 34"
Neck Circumference: 37 cm / 14.5"

According to: fitness.bizcalcs(dor)com/Calculator.asp?Calc=Body-Fat-Navy
my body fat profile is:

Body Fat 20 %
Fat Mass 14 kg
Lean Mass 54 kg

But, I want to know if you think that is correct[/QUOTE]

Looks to be a bit more... ~25%BF or so.
• 07-06-2019, 04:49 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=paulhutch123;1583376591]Here are two pictures I just took. I'm 6'2 205lbs currently. Trying to cut after about a year of weight gain. I mostly do a push/pull/legs with 20-30 min LISS training split while incorporating HIIT and track workouts on active rest days. I do IF and have been keeping my calories around 1800-2300 with about 130g being protein.

My goal is to be around 185lbs.

P.S any recommendations on training chest more evenly would be appreciated. I have recently been doing mostly unilateral exercises to correct it but believe its also due to my posture.[/QUOTE]

Around 20%BF.

Has it been like it since birth?

Are you left handed?
• 07-06-2019, 07:55 AM
paulhutch123
[QUOTE=Tucane;1583382581]Around 20%BF.

Has it been like it since birth?

Are you left handed?[/QUOTE]

No, I'm right handed. I've always had a slight imbalance but its starting to get more severe. I think it may have to do with my posture.
• 07-06-2019, 10:48 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=paulhutch123;1583388381]No, I'm right handed. I've always had a slight imbalance but its starting to get more severe. I think it may have to do with my posture.[/QUOTE]

Have you been examined for scholiosis or suffered a bigger injury earlier in life?

If not... it likely is behavioural, as in, a result of how you have used your body over the years. I noticed your ribcage being slightly "left-tilted", but I can't see anything structural tied to your back from the other photo...

I'm assuming the simple explanation being; it's due to weakness in the core/back musculature, as these support your ribcage and your posture as a whole.
• 07-06-2019, 08:10 PM
30 years old / Male / 6'2" / 172lb

Measurements are:

Neck: 14
Chest: 37
Waist: 36
Hips: 34
Thigh: 20

Callipers, digital scale and online 'guestimates' say 14%-16%, not sure if that's anywhere close. I lost a ton of weight so loose skin/self image are considerations. I don't really want to lose weight, just reduce body fat % at this point to low enough to where I don't feel like I have a ton of chub around the gut/love handles. (I wear a medium shirt, but it's a bit tight at the bottom, I have to wear my pants high if I'm gonna do shoulder press lol)

Navy method says:

Body Fat 23 %
Fat Mass 40 lbs
Lean Mass 132 lbs
Body Fat Category Fit

23% yet I'm fit? What? I don't think this thing is accurate AT ALL haha

My impression is that I'm carrying most of my remaining fat in the waist area, should probably aim to lose 6" from my waist and maybe 4" from hips, chest is still slightly flabby but my rib bones are peeking out so I'm not sure if I want to lose fat from there anymore.
• 07-07-2019, 03:20 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=macabresalad;1583419031]30 years old / Male / 6'2" / 172lb

Measurements are:

Neck: 14
Chest: 37
Waist: 36
Hips: 34
Thigh: 20

Callipers, digital scale and online 'guestimates' say 14%-16%, not sure if that's anywhere close. I lost a ton of weight so loose skin/self image are considerations. I don't really want to lose weight, just reduce body fat % at this point to low enough to where I don't feel like I have a ton of chub around the gut/love handles. (I wear a medium shirt, but it's a bit tight at the bottom, I have to wear my pants high if I'm gonna do shoulder press lol)

Navy method says:

Body Fat 23 %
Fat Mass 40 lbs
Lean Mass 132 lbs
Body Fat Category Fit

23% yet I'm fit? What? I don't think this thing is accurate AT ALL haha

My impression is that I'm carrying most of my remaining fat in the waist area, should probably aim to lose 6" from my waist and maybe 4" from hips, chest is still slightly flabby but my rib bones are peeking out so I'm not sure if I want to lose fat from there anymore.[/QUOTE]

Great work! I'm inclined to agree, looks to be around 15%BF.

In my opinion you look lean enough to move on to maintenance calories and focus on your lifting progress! A high activity level with matching calories and good amounts of protein will produce great results given time and effort.
• 07-07-2019, 09:19 AM
Dranseth
[QUOTE=Tucane;1583345021]You can start a slow bulk whenever you feel ready, the benefits of a lower starting BF% for bulking are overrated.

If you still want to cut further for your own reasons... going down to 10% is taking it too far imo, 12%BF might be the point of diminishing returns.[/QUOTE]

If I did want to go down to 12%, how much more weight would you think I'd need to lose approximately? 10 lbs? I am 170 right now.
• 07-07-2019, 10:18 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=Dranseth;1583440171]If I did want to go down to 12%, how much more weight would you think I'd need to lose approximately? 10 lbs? I am 170 right now.[/QUOTE]

Hard to say, but 10 lbs sounds reasonable... it will depend on how much waterweight you lose.
• 07-07-2019, 10:21 AM
LazerTag
What is your estimate for me?

[img]https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/214430081/a3d4d6c17b8c4f3381225fb51806da49-610xh.jpg[/img]
• 07-07-2019, 10:38 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=LazerTag;1583443061]What is your estimate for me?

[img]https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/214430081/a3d4d6c17b8c4f3381225fb51806da49-610xh.jpg[/img][/QUOTE]

• 07-07-2019, 10:42 AM
LazerTag

21 seems high vs. what my caliper says. Should I be flexing my stomach in the photo? I’m just relaxing.
• 07-07-2019, 11:51 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=LazerTag;1583443801]21 seems high vs. what my caliper says. Should I be flexing my stomach in the photo? I’m just relaxing.[/QUOTE]

Relaxing is the way to go.

Do you have front/back pics? Sometimes angles fool me...

Yeah, calipers aren't that accurate and the calculation methods are flawed from my experience... regularly got a 4%BF reading at actual 7-8%BF in the past.
• 07-07-2019, 11:58 AM
CLstr
Height- 176cm (5'9.25)
weight- 158.5 lbs
• 07-07-2019, 12:07 PM
Tucane
[QUOTE=CLstr;1583447671]Height- 176cm (5'9.25)
weight- 158.5 lbs[/QUOTE]

Hard to see from such an angle... maybe 19%BF.
• 07-07-2019, 12:29 PM
CLstr
[QUOTE=Tucane;1583448011]Hard to see from such an angle... maybe 19%BF.[/QUOTE]
I think i'm going to cut down to around 145 and hopefully drop down to around 11-12%. I know thats skinny for my height but i hate being skinny fat like this.
• 07-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Tucane
[QUOTE=CLstr;1583449141]I think i'm going to cut down to around 145 and hopefully drop down to around 11-12%. I know thats skinny for my height but i hate being skinny fat like this.[/QUOTE]

I get that. I'd start at maintenance, focus on the lifting progress, keep up protein and work up your metabolism/TDEE by activity, before cutting down on your intake.
• 07-07-2019, 12:42 PM
CLstr
How long would you do that for before cutting down on intake?
• 07-07-2019, 01:18 PM
Tucane
[QUOTE=CLstr;1583449771]How long would you do that for before cutting down on intake?[/QUOTE]

Forever if possible, eating more and moving more benefits you WAY more than maintaining on a lower amount of calories. Max out your lifing regime first, add sports/cardio to fill out your schedule. This is the fastest solution to being skinny fat, do what athletes do^^
• 07-07-2019, 07:31 PM
bulkorcut888
Guess my bodyfat plz

5’10/148 LB - got wide ass hips.
• 07-07-2019, 11:22 PM
Tucane
[QUOTE=bulkorcut888;1583470071]Guess my bodyfat plz

5’10/148 LB - got wide ass hips.[/QUOTE]

• 07-08-2019, 01:29 AM
Kxer0
progress pictures. 173 cm, 83 kg. I'm guessing 25-30%
• 07-08-2019, 05:37 AM
Tucane
[QUOTE=Kxer0;1583480381]progress pictures. 173 cm, 83 kg. I'm guessing 25-30%[/QUOTE]

Yes, around 30%BF.
• 07-08-2019, 06:12 AM
LazerTag

[img]https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/214430081/d7b05c4ba86e4f188c14c5efe6402567-610xh.jpg[/img]

[img]https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/214430081/b1c2efcdbceb434da3c4d64de4581379-610xh.jpg[/img]
• 07-08-2019, 07:37 AM
andy0w
202cm, 114kg

Pics in bodyspace
• 07-08-2019, 09:16 AM
LazerTag

[img]https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/214430081/d7b05c4ba86e4f188c14c5efe6402567-610xh.jpg[/img]

[img]https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/214430081/b1c2efcdbceb434da3c4d64de4581379-610xh.jpg[/img][/QUOTE]

If you could tell me the cues you used to estimate, that would help. I can’t tell the difference between the 15% and 20% guys from the body fat visualization. Thanks in advance!

BTW I’m 6’3” and 202 lbs
• 07-08-2019, 10:59 AM
faithbrah
is it normal to not see a big difference going from about 21% to 17%? source: bulked for 6 months and put on some mass, cut for 3 months and only looked smaller with little to no definition

does it get better when i go from 18% to 14% or something?
• 07-08-2019, 01:11 PM
muskiesfan
5’10 183, trying to decide if I’m lean enough to hop onto maintenance or keep cutting

[url]https://imgur.com/a/ekUBB4v[/url]
• 07-08-2019, 01:17 PM
weaver1997
[IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/wwhs39.jpg[/IMG]

Height: 5'9
Weight: 197
• 07-08-2019, 01:42 PM
Tucane
[QUOTE=LazerTag;1583496711]If you could tell me the cues you used to estimate, that would help. I can’t tell the difference between the 15% and 20% guys from the body fat visualization. Thanks in advance!

BTW I’m 6’3” and 202 lbs[/QUOTE]

That straighter angle does you more justice:-)

Based on those pics you are in around 18%BF. Your back is slightly leaner than your front from what I can see.

I look at muscle definition, vascularity, muscle size (LBM), bigger deposits and apperarence of skin to determine how thin it is. 15%BF most likely includes arm vascularity, good general muscle definition and a good outline for the abs with the top 2 quite clearly visible, unless fat distribution is uneven or too much loose skin is present (same for any area). At 20% most of the above traits are hidden.
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