High Muscle Strength Drops Cancer Chances by 30%

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Baron, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. So having a body fat percentage higher than 10% but lower than 15% is bad? Admittedly, it's not the single digit I had when I was measured in my 30s, but I'd say it's still fairly decent for a 59-year-old.

    Tough crowd.
    #41     Dec 5, 2017
  2. Sorry, I misread your previous post. I read that it was below 15% and then doubled. My bad.
    #42     Dec 5, 2017
  3. Visaria


    How was it measured?
    #43     Dec 9, 2017
  4. An InBody composition scale at the gym:


    In 1992-3, I clocked in at 7% when I was in my mid-30s, but it was via calipers, which I know can be inaccurate.

    I know that hydrostatic weighing has long been considered the gold standard, but I used what was readily available to me.
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    #44     Dec 10, 2017
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  5. This is the type where you stand on a scale (bare feet) and also hold a handle in each hand? And gives you a test result for each limb (arm, leg), plus your core?
    #45     Dec 10, 2017
  6. Yes.
    #46     Dec 10, 2017
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  7. Visaria


    The scales underestimate body fat by around 10%. Just fyi.

    If you can just see your abs, an estimate would be about 15 to 18%. Those numbers are based on a DEXA scan.
    #47     Dec 10, 2017
  8. I know they're not the gold standard, but not all bioelectrical impedance scales are created equal. There is no way it underestimated my body fat by anywhere near 10%. A while back, I read a post in a forum on one of the bodybuilding websites, where the poster included a photo and said he clocked in at around 11% on a bioelectrical impedance scale. I couldn't even see his abs. I don't know what he used, but it was wrong. I can see my abs just fine and my latest reading in August was 13.6%. I actually thought it overestimated my body fat. :D The things we say to ourselves, eh?
    #48     Dec 10, 2017
  9. Visaria


    Exactly....the dude was above 21% bf in reality.

    I can see my abs.....my bf% is at 17%.
    #49     Dec 10, 2017
  10. Well then the scale I used is more accurate than the one he used. I came in at a couple points higher in body fat than he did, but I am noticeably leaner than he was in his photo.
    #50     Dec 10, 2017