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 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 7/13/10 9:31 A The following formulas have been designed by Dr. Covert Bailey. They are accurate within ~3% For online calculations. Please read: www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/home-body-fat-test-2774-143.html Reading the information on that site is helpful. the following is an easy do-it-yourself way to calculate your BF% Fat# LBM# and Ideal-for-you weight. (-) is to multiply the body part by the factor in () -/- is to divide. Simply find your age bracket and follow the formula. Women over 30 HIPS + THIGH – (2)Calf – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .78 = Ideal Body Weight Women under 30 HIPS + (.80)THIGH – (2)CALF – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .80 = Ideal Body Weight Men under 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (3)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .90 = Ideal Body Weight Men over 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (2.7)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .85 = Ideal Body Weight ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 4/27/10 10:18 P Let us know how you do. ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
4/27/10 3:54 P

Ahhh...I missed the post that explained the 22% part. Yay, not needing a math tutor after all! And thanks for your other calculations, since my current goal weight is 119, I'm aiming for the right range with 18% being the top end.

 current weight: 126.0

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 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 4/27/10 8:54 A The equation is correct. You are simply using the wrong factor. The factor listed is for a woman wanting to be an average of 22% BF. If you are wanting to be 16-18% BF you have to do the following: for 16%: 100 - 16 = 84 LBM 97.3 -/- .84 = 115.8# 18%: 100 - 18 = 82 = 118.2# Is that better? If you are not willing to weigh that much then you might want to lose some muscle mass. Something I would never suggest. ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
4/26/10 11:22 P

Ok, either my math is bad, or this equation is trying to make me crazy! 20.25 BF, 24.7# fat, 97.3# lean, but it's telling me my ideal body weight should be almost 3# HEAVIER than I am right now! Excuse me, still trying to LOSE a few pounds here! Aiming for between 16 and 18% (trying to leave my behind in the past!) And, unfortunately, when I was young and very thin, the periods NEVER STOPPED COMING! Hooray for hysterectomies!

 current weight: 126.0

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 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 4/13/10 10:50 A The following formulas have been designed by Dr. Covert Bailey. They are accurate within ~3% For online calculations. Please read: www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/home-body-fat-test-2774-143.html Reading the information on that site is helpful. the following is an easy do-it-yourself way to calculate your BF% Fat# LBM# and Ideal-for-you weight. (-) is to multiply the body part by the factor in () -/- is to divide. Simply find your age bracket and follow the formula. Women over 30 HIPS + THIGH – (2)Calf – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .78 = Ideal Body Weight Women under 30 HIPS + (.80)THIGH – (2)CALF – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .80 = Ideal Body Weight Men under 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (3)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .90 = Ideal Body Weight Men over 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (2.7)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .85 = Ideal Body Weight NOTE: If you are extra muscular use the under 30 calculations to get a more accurate BF% ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 4/3/10 11:47 A It sure does make a difference WHERE those fat pounds are located doesn't it? ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
 VERONICAMITCH Posts: 56 2/6/10 10:16 P You have 20.5% body fat. You have 26 Pounds of fat and 101 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water). Ha! Tell that to my muffin top!
 JAZCAM Posts: 157 8/27/09 12:28 P thanks for BF Robin The power you need is really a power you already have. Just look deep enough, long enough, and there's nothing you can't do. (M. Lucado)
 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 8/14/09 11:35 P The following formulas have been designed by Dr. Covert Bailey. They are accurate within ~3% For online calculations. Please read: www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/home-body-fat-test-2774-143.html Reading the information on that site is helpful. the following is an easy do-it-yourself way to calculate your BF% Fat# LBM# and Ideal-for-you weight. (-) is to multiply the body part by the factor in () -/- is to divide. Simply find your age bracket and follow the formula. Women over 30 HIPS + THIGH – (2)Calf – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .78 = Ideal Body Weight Women under 30 HIPS + (.80)THIGH – (2)CALF – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .80 = Ideal Body Weight Men under 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (3)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .90 = Ideal Body Weight Men over 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (2.7)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .85 = Ideal Body Weight NOTE: If you are extra muscular use the under 30 calculations to get a more accurate BF% ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
 TOTALREDO2013 Posts: 5,257 7/29/09 4:47 P Oh, I don't have TOM anymore anyway because of the pill I am on. My doctors (I got four opinions on this) always say that's a good thing. That women should not have it as often as they should to avoid cancers and complications from ovulations. But, at 22% I have too much fat. I see it and feel it, so I definitely need to go down some more and check it out every so often. I love that link - makes it easy - although it could be off by 3%, so we'll see what happens over time. I see where the site says 18% and below is for athletic women, but other sites with calculators list 14% and under as the athletic category...so, who knows..I'll just go by pictures and what I see in the mirror to determine when I will stop losing and start maintaining. Edited by: TOTALREDO2013 at: 7/29/2009 (18:13) -------------------------- Joined SP: 4/19/2008 Height: 5'7" Frame: Medium (wrist circum. 6.25") Current Program: NPC Bikini Division Competition Training --------- My personal travel photography site Www.pbase.com/cwillis
 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 7/29/09 4:22 P High Hitting atheletic women who go below 18% BF can find themselves with amenorrhea. I'm working on getting myself back down to 22% and then seeing where my muscle mass is and going from there. I'm pretty curvy and want to stay that way....just not be so 'fluffy'.... ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
 TOTALREDO2013 Posts: 5,257 7/29/09 3:53 P Your Results You have 22.3% body fat. You have 34.5 Pounds of fat and 120.5 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water). This is what I just got...I wish I could get down to 15-16%...working on it. -------------------------- Joined SP: 4/19/2008 Height: 5'7" Frame: Medium (wrist circum. 6.25") Current Program: NPC Bikini Division Competition Training --------- My personal travel photography site Www.pbase.com/cwillis
 SMILES4383 Posts: 15,688 1/25/09 10:07 A Reposting to make room on th Challenge Forum for STS The following formulas have been designed by Dr. Covert Bailey. They are accurate within ~3% For online calculations. Please read: www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/home-body-fat-test-2774-143.html Reading the information on that site is helpful. the following is an easy do-it-yourself way to calculate your BF% Fat# LBM# and Ideal-for-you weight. (-) is to multiply the body part by the factor in () -/- is to divide. Simply find your age bracket and follow the formula. Women over 30 HIPS + THIGH – (2)Calf – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .78 = Ideal Body Weight Women under 30 HIPS + (.80)THIGH – (2)CALF – WRIST = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .80 = Ideal Body Weight Men under 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (3)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .90 = Ideal Body Weight Men over 30 waist + (1/2)hip – (2.7)forearm – wrist = % Body Fat Weight x %BF = Fat # Weight – Fat # = Lean Body Mass LBM -/- .85 = Ideal Body Weight NOTE: If you are extra muscular use the under 30 calculations to get a more accurate BF% Edited by: SMILES4383 at: 1/25/2009 (10:09) ---------- I don't want to live my life as an unhealthy person. I will do whatever it takes to receive OPTIMAL HEALTH. ............... I can have anything I want --- I just don't want that. ............... Keep your eyes on the PRIZE @@ ~3T~ ............... My Recipes recipes.sparkpeople.com/more-about-me.asp?user=761828
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