Stronger Than Your Boyfriend

How to Calculate Body Fat Percentage: Why Current Fitness Measurement Tools Suck

December 12, 2023 Barpath Fitness Season 1 Episode 142
Stronger Than Your Boyfriend
How to Calculate Body Fat Percentage: Why Current Fitness Measurement Tools Suck
Show Notes

In today’s episode we discuss different methods and tools to calculate body fat percentage. We discuss: 

  • BMI
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Tools
  • Skinfold Tests
  • Bod Pod
  • DEXA Scan
  • Hydrostatic Weighing
  • Progress Pictures
  • Circumference Measurements 

We discuss how each testing protocol works and which ones are preferred over others. We also talk about our experiences with each test and how the margin of error plays a role in choosing which test is right for you. At the end of the day, it’s important to keep track of trends over time over obsession over the numbers each protocol spits out at you.