% body fat

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  1. Fuzzys Angel

    Fuzzys Angel The Lovely James Hetfield

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    Can anyone tell me what a normal body fat% should be.... Before starting LL my body fat scales wouln't register my body fat (if over 50% my scale would only show FATE, i'm asuming this meant fatal?:eek: ). Within the first 2 weeks they showed 48.9% body fat now i'm down to 33.2%......What is a normal range? Does anyone know?

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    sonkie Gold Member

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    Im sorry I have no idea, it will be nice to know though so will keep my eye on this thread.
     
  4. KD

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    It depends on age etc.

    This may help

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    Fuzzys Angel The Lovely James Hetfield

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    Thanx, that's a great help, oh... although i have 18lbs to go that is grid is showing i'm just in a health range.....Yippeeeeee

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    Hey Karion.... that's brill. Thanks.
     
  7. canireallydothis!!

    canireallydothis!! Gold Member

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    Silly q2uestion but how do scales know that thats what fat you have???

    Is this linked to BMI?? I know mines is normal but what is it the mass of!!

    thanks ;)
     
  8. KD

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    Not a silly question at all. The scales send a small and harmless current through your body. It goes through muscle faster than fat or bones and measures it that way.

    It isn't really related to BMI. BMI is just taken from figures, where the bodyfat scales (if accurate) 'sees' inside the body.

    My BMI though just about heathy (borderline overweight), my bodyfat scales put me at a low level...in fact, under average as I have a fair amount of muscle.

    Be afraid...be very afraid :D
     
  9. AmandaJayne

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    Thanks for that chart Karion, it shows that I am just within the healthy range. That makes a nice change...
     
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