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Hasufel
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9 weeks ago, i used an online body fat %age calculator, which said my %age was 26% (before i began SERIOUSLY HARD exercise)

technically overweight (i am 5 feet 11, and then weighed 180 lbs)

now, the calculators say my % is 28. something - (my current weight is 158lbs)

So, accourding to these calculators (all of them say roughly the same - something between 24 - 28ish) i have a higher %age now - when i have taken 3 inches of fat from my waist, and 4 inches from my stomach! ( with a loss of 22lbs!)

wtf?

am i missing something?
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calculations are BS just buy one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Body-Fat-T...item35ed711b4c

Or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Bo...item4d1820374d

Well done on loosing weight, great work keep it up!
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(Original post by Andrew657Thomas)
calculations are BS just buy one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Body-Fat-T...item35ed711b4c

Or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Bo...item4d1820374d

Well done on loosing weight, great work keep it up!
Cheers!
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Those calculators are garbage. Or you have lost around 3lbs of fat and the rest water/lean mass. Online calculators always overestimate bf vs bodyfat scales.
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Bodyfat scales are also garbage

Only way to do it reliably is to get in a DEXA scan. Body fat calipers are probably the next best thing. Everything else is a very crude estimate.

You've lost weight, hence you have more than likely lost fat, lowering your body fat percentage by definition.
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I'd suggest not getting hung up on bodyfat percentage and go by how you're looking and how much you weigh.
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I don't believe actually onto these calculators.
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