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    High body fat percentage

    I just bought fat calipers. My measurements say I’m at 29% body fat. I’m 6’2 190. I must have done it wrong??
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    Maybe.

    I've always thought it's a waste of time even trying - after trying BIA scales and calipers. I've even had professional 7 point caliper tests and immersion weighing but does it change what I actually do? Not really.

    Ultimately you must know if you have fat to lose. Maybe you can't put a number on it but most people try to plan too far ahead in any case. Just keep plugging away and prioritise muscle gain or fat loss depending on your preference.
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    Knowing your BF % is of no real value. People hold fat differently so the same percentage can look totally different between 2 people.
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    Originally Posted by MyComic View Post
    I just bought fat calipers. My measurements say I’m at 29% body fat. I’m 6’2 190. I must have done it wrong??
    Sounds wrong. Especially if thats a recent pic of you in your profile pic. You'd be extremely light for 6 foot 2 if you got down to 8% from 29% at 190 lbs. I'm guessing it's wrong.
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    Originally Posted by MG5 View Post
    Sounds wrong. Especially if thats a recent pic of you in your profile pic. You'd be extremely light for 6 foot 2 if you got down to 8% from 29% at 190 lbs. I'm guessing it's wrong.

    Ya I did it again and I’m more like 14-15% lol
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    Originally Posted by MyComic View Post
    I just bought fat calipers. My measurements say I’m at 29% body fat. I’m 6’2 190. I must have done it wrong??
    why dont you buy a weight scale that tells you bodyfat as well, i know that scale isn't 100% accurate but to some extent it'll give you an idea. it costs around $50
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    Originally Posted by mrflame07 View Post
    why dont you buy a weight scale that tells you bodyfat as well, i know that scale isn't 100% accurate but to some extent it'll give you an idea. it costs around $50
    Bad idea. You can't even rely on those things to be consistently wrong.
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