I just had my body fat % measured for the third time (3 site caliper method) by the same trainer at the gym.
Late August down 6 lbs - 26.6%
Today - down 6 more lbs -26.6%
The skin fold measurements were the same as what she got in August. I'm puzzled as to how the skin fold numbers could be exactly the same, given that I lost inches and I'm wearing a smaller size now. Even the trainer was surprised, because she said she can tell I'm smaller.
She said there is a -+/- 4% margin of error due to human error. Does that sound right?
She said that looking at me, she thinks I am closer to 24% body fat and not to get discouraged
I've been trying to use body fat % rather than BMI to set my goal weight. I was shooting for 24% body fat. Now I'm not sure how I will know when I get there!
Should I find a different place to get my body fat tested? Do I need to give less importance to these numbers?
Help! I feel kind of lost!
First 5k -April 2013
First 10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00
10k PR- May 18, 2014, 1:00:26
Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost)
90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014.
100 pounds lost as of May 2014
| current weight: -4.0 under