Body Fat Measurements seem low? Body Fat Measurements seem low?

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  1. #1
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    Sep 2019

    Default Body Fat Measurements seem low?

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    Hello all,

    I recently used the covert Bailey formula to try to figure out my body fat percentage.
    Height: 6’2
    Weight: 254
    Waist at navel: 43
    Hips: 42
    Thigh: 26.5
    Calf: 16.5
    Wrist: 7.5
    Forearm: 14
    Chest: 50.5

    This formula popped out 18.7% body fat, which seems low when I look in the mirror.

    My current lifts are:
    Squat: 325
    Bench: 225
    Deadlift: 365

    I don’t care about my weight per se, I care about BF%. If this is correct or close then I am in my target zone. I can keep eating for gainzzz. I would go up 20 lbs if it helped me reach my barbell goals.

    Just curious if I am on the right track.
    I eat 200ish grams of protein per day. About 3500-4000 calories.

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Phoenix, AZ


    Calculators aren't very good tools for estimating body fat percentage. Get skinfolds or BODPod if you have access to them. Just make sure the technician measuring the skinfolds is proficient.


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