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LYNEGAUTHIER13 SparkPoints: (11,157)
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2/26/13 7:42 A

Lol Terry!

Unfortunately I am with the fitness program at work (they bring in personal trainers) and they don't offer body fat tests... But I will keep that in mind while researching for a new gym (the programs at work are getting stale)

Thanks!

Lyne

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
2/25/13 9:09 P

I had my body fat tested at the gym. It is a good way to do what you need. I am glad I had it done. I agree it is about muscle..........It was for me when I went to weight lifting class this morning. wanting those serious muscles........... emoticon

Terri
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,431
2/25/13 6:59 P

The easiest way to do it is at a gym. Most gyms offer the test for a small fee using skinfold calipers. Personal trainers are trained in how to administer the test.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
LYNEGAUTHIER13 SparkPoints: (11,157)
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2/25/13 4:48 P

Thank you for your reply.

How does one get their body fat tested?

Lyne

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,431
2/25/13 4:27 P

Hi Lyne

BMI is an easy calculation that works for some people and doesn't work for others. But there's not necessarily something else that would be simple for SparkPeople to calculate based on the information provided during program setup. For someone who is close to their goal weight, I recommend having their body fat tested, as that's a better indicator of progress.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
LYNEGAUTHIER13 SparkPoints: (11,157)
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2/25/13 2:36 P

Hello,

My goal is to reduce body fat and gain a bit of muscle. My question is, should I even bother weighing in? I'm at 155ish right now which is in the healthy range for my height (5'8"). I have been on a program consistently for a few months now and while I am NOT losing weight, my body is definitely changing shape as I drop fat and gain muscle! Sparkpeople seems to forget that muscle counts too and it's not all about being a certain weight. As I gain muscle, I will most likely put on a bit of weight as well and I am tempted to completely forget about BMIs or ssales as it doesnt seem to mkae sense. My husband as well is a bodybuilder and refuses to even consider the BMI as it tells him that he is grossly obese! Any comments, suggestion?

Lyne



If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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