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Old 08-17-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
Andrej Seluka
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Default a good approximation of body fat percentage

Hello all.
Let me get straight to the point.
I'd like to ask whether it is possible to calculate approximate body fat percentage? (I know that it is impossible to calculate accurate number as no static formula can take into consideration different body constitutions, muscle mass, water amount, bone density etc.). But I need a fairly good approximation. I need this information to begin planning my diet (my instructor needs my body fat percentage).

Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:55 AM   #2
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Probably your best bet is to buy some body fat calipers. I'm pretty sure you can find them for sale on the Internet. You can also do BMI (body mass index) calculations though I'm not a big fan of that approach. Again there is a lot of information on the Internet about that approach. If you happen to be close to a university that has an exercise physiology program you might luck out and they will do all the work for you.
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