How do u find out your body fat percentage?

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Jan 29, 2014 9:06pm
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I want to know the percentage of my body fat but can't figure out how to find out how

29 Jan
There are special scales for that. Go to a local gym and ask if they have one. There's no point doing it by skin folds cause they're pretty inaccurate.
29 Jan
Lol the calippers are usually alot more accurate. But to see if it goes down a electric device is very usefull.
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Jan 29, 2014 9:14pm
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Your doc also may have one. Mine didn't though.
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Jan 30, 2014 12:54am
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You can find your % in 3 ways.

1.  Hydrostatic weighing(underwater)(good luck finding one though--- some colleges/universities that have an exercise science or health related program may have one.

2.  Skin calipers(skin folds)-- which are accurate(as Rappa said) provided it is done by someone that was trained to do so(most personal trainers can do them.

3.  The electic scales or hand held measures(which are fairly accurate if the other 2 are not available)

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Jan 30, 2014 6:49am
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You can do it on websites.... where you input your body statistics and the calculator calculates it for you.. its an approximation based on body measurements... but its good enough

30 Jan
Do u know any specific websites?
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Jan 30, 2014 6:41pm
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http://www.bmi-calculator.net/body-fat-calculator/

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