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Old 02-16-05, 09:09 AM   #1
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"Accurate" online body fat calculator?

I'm looking for a resonably accurate online body fat calculator. I found a few through google, but the results seemed a little low to me. I don't have the option to get calipered, at least for awhile anyway. Anyone found a calculator that is close to their true body fat %?

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some great resources here.... http://www.exrx.net/Testing.html
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Thanks, some good info on that site.
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This site uses the "Navy" method:

http://www.he.net/%7Ezone/prothd2.html

It only requires a couple of body circumference measurements (use a fabric tape measure).
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Maybe I did it wrong, I'm not exactly sure where to measure, but it told me I should weigh 87 pounds. Anorexic much?
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it told me I should weigh 60 kg. I'd be a stick!!!
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Here is what I use. It is fairly innexpensive. I really like it, I generally check my body fat once or twice a week to see how I am improving. It only takes 7 seconds to do a reading.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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some great resources here.... http://www.exrx.net/Testing.html
wheres the body fat composition test?
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it told me I should weigh 60 kg. I'd be a stick!!!
That website ( http://www.he.net/%7Ezone/prothd2.html ) does a good job of implementing the "Navy" formula for estimating body fat percentage (which is also included in my "WeightWare" software).

But, I have no idea where they are getting their "Ideal Weight" calculation from. For that, I recommend a full-length mirror, or ask your significant other .
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