Originally Posted by Zapatista
instead of posting in a new thread, does anybody know of a good online body fat % calculator? The only I know about are ones that just take your weight and waist size (and maybe height I can't remember) and then do the body fat % from that. Are those accurate or is there a different one that would be more accurate?
No those are anything but accurate. While they are fairly accurate for average people (not no where near 100% those guys who have more muscle like body builders and such it is WAY off... for instance.. When the Governator used to be a body builder.. for those young kids.. yea he did not always make moves. He would have measured grossly obese. Which he was anything but. Even bruce lee would have been on the fat side because of his muscle mass.
The most accurate way to have your body fat done is through the dunk test. Hospitals and doctors usually have the equipment or a high end health club (like the one I am working on opening) would have the equipment.
Barring that I have not really found a good online one cause the next most accurate method would be getting a set of calipers, either from GNC or a pharmacy or heck even walmart might have them. They are relitively inexpensive I think mine cost like $4 fairly easy to use but it is best if you get someone to do it for you so you can stand in a natural position. It will come with a chart showing you how to figure out your BF%.
THere are also scales you can get which can supposedly check your BF% but I am not really sure how accurate they are I have not done any research into it. Hope this helps.