Bodyfat estimation thread

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  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    Now that I've figured out how to join the group, I have a question that I think y'all can help me with. But my question is a little different and I don't know if you can answer it or not. But here goes.

    I have scoliosis. I am 5'.25" tall on the outside. If measuring your "wingspan" from fingertip to fingertip actually represents your actual height, then I should be about 5'3.5." I have the musculature and bone structure of someone 5'3.5" tall on the inside. But it's all "squished" down a little bit in the shoulder-to-waist area.

    When entering information into the BMI and other charts, which height do I use?

    Thanks for your time.

    I would use the 5' 3.5" height.
  • JeffseekingV
    JeffseekingV Posts: 3,165 Member
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    Might as well give it a shot.

    5'7" 45 yo. 174lbs. scale says 18-19%

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  • metaphoria
    metaphoria Posts: 1,432 Member
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    5'3" 160-165 lb. (Just started weights and retaining water like the Hoover dam, right now)

    These are the only pics I have, so far. So I hope they're ok.

    Flexed:
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    Relaxed:
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    Side-ish:
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  • bellesouth18
    bellesouth18 Posts: 1,069 Member
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    Thank you!
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    Sorry for the delay - we will get caught up with these soon.
  • SideSteel
    SideSteel Posts: 11,068 Member
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    My bad!

    I actually hadn't checked this thread in a while. We will get caught up on these by tomorrow.
  • fishlover888
    fishlover888 Posts: 132
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    My bad!

    I actually hadn't checked this thread in a while. We will get caught up on these by tomorrow.

    Thank you! :smile:
  • DrMAvDPhD
    DrMAvDPhD Posts: 2,097 Member
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    Now that I've figured out how to join the group, I have a question that I think y'all can help me with. But my question is a little different and I don't know if you can answer it or not. But here goes.

    I have scoliosis. I am 5'.25" tall on the outside. If measuring your "wingspan" from fingertip to fingertip actually represents your actual height, then I should be about 5'3.5." I have the musculature and bone structure of someone 5'3.5" tall on the inside. But it's all "squished" down a little bit in the shoulder-to-waist area.

    When entering information into the BMI and other charts, which height do I use?

    Thanks for your time.

    I actually discussed this with my doctor (I've lost about 3 inches due to scoliosis). He said use the height that you would be without the scoliosis for setting goals and calculating BMI etc.
  • SideSteel
    SideSteel Posts: 11,068 Member
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    Might as well give it a shot.

    5'7" 45 yo. 174lbs. scale says 18-19%

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    Hey Jeff!

    Can you please post a relaxed front pic as well? Thanks!
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    fishlover888

    Sorry - forgot to ask what your height and weight was.

    Oops, sorry forgot to add that. 5'5, 153 (ish)

    Thanks!

    Hi!

    Sorry for the delay, we would put you at about 26 - 28%.
  • SideSteel
    SideSteel Posts: 11,068 Member
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    5'3" 160-165 lb. (Just started weights and retaining water like the Hoover dam, right now)

    These are the only pics I have, so far. So I hope they're ok.

    Flexed:
    33118968_7837_thumb.jpg

    Relaxed:
    33118968_8114.jpg

    Side-ish:
    33118968_8656.jpg

    Unfortunately we will need better photos in order to get within a few percentage points.
  • Brunner26_2
    Brunner26_2 Posts: 1,152
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    This is for my other thread requesting info about whether to continue cutting or to bulk. Disclaimer: I'm holding a lot of water because I had a lot of sodium.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/980845-requesting-opinions-on-how-to-move-forward

    Relaxed

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    Relaxed

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    Flexed

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  • fitandgeeky
    fitandgeeky Posts: 232 Member
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    Here goes nothing.

    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 125 lbs

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  • Gmoney2124
    Gmoney2124 Posts: 17
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    Hopefully this works. Thanks in advance for taking a look, it's much appreciated.

    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 215
    Age: 27

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  • Gmoney2124
    Gmoney2124 Posts: 17
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    sorry about that, first time posting pics. i think i just figured out how to re-size using tiny pic if I need to.
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    This is for my other thread requesting info about whether to continue cutting or to bulk. Disclaimer: I'm holding a lot of water because I had a lot of sodium.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/980845-requesting-opinions-on-how-to-move-forward

    Relaxed

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    Relaxed

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    Flexed

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    Hi! we would put you at about the 10% mark.
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    Here goes nothing.

    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 125 lbs

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    We estimate you at about 22 - 23%
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    sorry about that, first time posting pics. i think i just figured out how to re-size using tiny pic if I need to.

    That's fine and no worries.

    It's a little harder to pinpoint when you start getting above 30% for guys, but we would put you at about 25%, give or take a few percentage points.
  • Graelwyn75
    Graelwyn75 Posts: 4,404 Member
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    Sorry the photos aren't the best, phone cameras and all that. Couldn't get my legs in, can only say they are solid as rocks and don't join in the middle, haha. Just looking for a rough estimate really.

    A personal trainer used something called bodystat 1500 on me today , which uses impedance and is supposedly much more accurate than things like the tanita scale. Made me 12% which I think is an underestimate, personally, sadly. I was 14 Ibs less, this time last year, and callipers put me at around 17-18% then. I only did cardio then, and in the time since then, have been doing weights and strength.

    I am 38, 5'10, 138 Ibs. Pics taken after a strength session and a bad eating night before, lol.

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  • Graelwyn75
    Graelwyn75 Posts: 4,404 Member
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    Added a couple flexed having realised that was asked for, though bear in mind these are after a rather huge dinner, lmao and I have not 'flexed' before, but did my best given it is 1am here.


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