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    One thing that has annoyed me since early puberty is my right arm always been more muscular than the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Censored View Post
    Could you tell me more about this? Thanks
    Here:

    https://www.calculator.net/body-fat-calculator.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMXX View Post
    Thanks, it's 10.5% for me.
    I commute on a bicycle 10km each way Monday-Friday for work and exercise at the gym 2-3 times a week.
    I probably need to get in the habit of eating more, as I burn a lot in addition to having a fast metabolism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabass View Post
    I'm your exact height in centimetres too and I must say that 135 lbs without clothes first thing in the morning, after peeing and before breakfast is very light! It's generally more a height and weight you would see of an endurance athlete or featherweight boxer, martial artist.

    When I was 130 lbs I considered myself anorexic and was diagnosed borderline anorexic, ie the start. I probably was probably very near 10% body fat or under it too but I came to hate it. Since that time 3 years ago, I've fluctuated in weight a bit but am today sitting at 165 lbs. Scales and grip tests tell me my BF% is anywhere between 16-20% so I just go with 20. Hoping to finish a slow bulk at 170 lbs before dropping to 160 lbs, IMO 160 lbs is the sweet spot for me with a more toned and lean physique. I am naturally smaller framed or ectomorph with mild mesomorphic traits I think.
    lol I feel I can actually drop down to 115 lbs if I wanted...at 115 I guess I'd be very 'tight' physically for the most part. Actually during my early 20s and also as a teenager many people would often remark that I was a "big guy" in appearance to them, hah but to me 5'9 and 115Lbs is quite thin IMO actually..though I do have pretty broad shoulders on average and I'd say I'm more 'medium'-framed in built more than anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMXX View Post
    The most accurate way is DEXA scanning, which is basically a full body X Ray scan. It is typically used in clinical medicine to assess for osteoporosis or osteopaenia. You'll have to remain still for up to 50 minutes. There is ionising radiation exposure (0.08mSv from memory). It'll give you an overall percentage, as well as a region specific percentage, and a chart. It's a good way of assessing for visceral fat.

    Calipers are liable to observer bias, and they become unreliable once you venture beyond 7-8% body fat (I don't speak from experience on this).

    Electrode current implements can also be used, but the readings are influenced by a multitude of external factors, and they're not considered especially accurate.

    There's also water immersion testing (this is what I used to get assessed at 11.3%) near-exactly four years ago. I don't know how much they usually cost (a friend did it for free).

    I found a body fat estimating tool based on a series of external measurements following the immersion testing, and the results were nearly identical (11% vs. 11.3%). I personally only use that to estimate my BF% these days (fiscal conservatism/minimalism and all).
    What is this method called (the one I did at my local drugstore in Manila):



    like would something like this be accurate at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazou View Post
    What is this method called (the one I did at my local drugstore in Manila):



    like would something like this be accurate at all?
    Beam me up, Scotty! ;-)

    It looks like it’s taking the same measurements as the other calculators, just electronically. Presumably, it’s factoring in the weight of your clothes, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shazou View Post
    What is this method called (the one I did at my local drugstore in Manila):



    like would something like this be accurate at all?
    That uses electrical impulses, though not of the same quality as the more expensive methods of estimating bodyfat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spruithean View Post
    That uses electrical impulses, though not of the same quality as the more expensive methods of estimating bodyfat.
    Not to get off subject but: Nice coin!

    What the story behind it? It looks like someone’s about to be trodden underfoot and bopped on the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMcB View Post
    Not to get off subject but: Nice coin!

    What the story behind it? It looks like someoneís about to be trodden underfoot and bopped on the head.
    I'm not exactly sure what is going in the image between the two people, but it is apparently a coin found in Britain of Frisian origins, roughly dated to 500 AD or so. It has a Frisian runic inscription which reads skanomodu

    http://www.johannesbeers.nl/runes.html
    http://christerhamp.se/runor/gamla/b...skanomodu.html

    There is also this link for more runic inscriptions from Britain, Netherlands, etc https://www.arild-hauge.com/eanglor.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by spruithean View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what is going in the image between the two people, but it is apparently a coin found in Britain of Frisian origins, roughly dated to 500 AD or so. It has a Frisian runic inscription which reads skanomodu

    http://www.johannesbeers.nl/runes.html
    http://christerhamp.se/runor/gamla/b...skanomodu.html

    There is also this link for more runic inscriptions from Britain, Netherlands, etc https://www.arild-hauge.com/eanglor.htm
    Interesting and appropriate.

    The most common gold coin in the late Roman Empire was solidus, a few centimeters large. The coin was found in various parts of the Empire, including in Britain, but this coin is from the late 500s when the Romans had already left the country ... The coin's design has been copied after the solidus struck in Ravenna in the 400's. Skanomodu was probably the name of the coin publisher. The coin is now in the British Museum, but it is uncertain where it comes from. It may well be the battle of the Frisian islands

    Sorry for the detour, now back to body fat percentages.

    So I used the Navy calculator and they’re giving me 17.3%. Which is just inside their fitness level, near the borderline of the average level.
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