I weigh 297.2lbs and my waist is 51 inches and thats all you need according to this calculator which gave me a reading of 29.9%, my tanita scales says im 43%, I would be interested in knowing what this calulator gives ye?
16% in my dreams. I'm actually around 21%. My tanita has told me for 4 years that I'm 39.9% which is a load. I've lost 30lbs since buying it.
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My scale has told me I'm 43% since i bought it which is a load too :). I've done the calculator with measurements of neck, navel and bum and that came out at 22% and your calculator says 22%. I'm going for a caliper test on Wednesday so will have to see how accurate these are. Will keep you posted.
Upward and onward. It can only get better!
My scales tell me I'm 13% (I'm a skinny guy trying to muscle up). My weight and body fat % have hardly budged according to the scales, and I am in week 8.
I bought some calipers the other day. Apart from a bit around the navel, I am pretty lean everywhere else. Using 7 site measurement and a calculator on the net, I came in at around 5%!
So I have no idea which of them is reliable at all! and the comments above make think there is probably no better test than the NJT:
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My omron handheld says 17.8% and that website formula said 15.6% which seems kind of low to me.
How can it be accurate when it doesn't consider height? I am 179 with a 34inch waist but it is a flabby not hard waist. Another person could have a 34 inch rock hard waist. I trust the hand-held over formulas and the percentages on foot scales. Calipers are better too.
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that site said 22.2 for me. UM, NO. NOT EVEN CLOSE. I'm WAY fatter than that.
Thought I'd give you an update. Had my caliper test today and my BF% was worked out at 18%. The Measurement route said 22%. I'm hoping the caliper test will be more accurate!!
I weigh 130 pounds and have a 30 inch waist and it gave me a 28.5%. I might be that high but probably closer to 26%. I bought a stupid digital fat caliber and can't do it right. I have 43% body fat according to it LO!! I'm 5 foot 4 inches so 130 pounds is far from me being morbidly obese. Who knows!! Ill probably end up going to the gym to have them accurately measure my body fat.
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