Post # 1
I’ve been going to the gym for three months, seeing a trainer for two. At the beginning I was told, “Don’t obsess about your weight goal – what’s really important is your body fat percentage. You can weigh more than your goal and that’s fine if your body fat percentage is right.”
They want mine to be 24%. I’m too embarassed to reveal what mine is , but since starting with my trainer 2 months ago, it is down 1.4%, which makes me VERY happy!!
How about you? Do you know what your body fat percentage is? Are you factoring that health metric into your shape-up efforts at all?
Post # 3
Ok, I’ll do it only because I think it’ll help me reach my goal once the numbers have been published.
According to the little print out they gave me at the gym, the normal Fat % is 21-33%. At the beginning of the month, they measured my Fat % at 28.4%. It’s not bad but my trainer says I have the potential to go below normal and have a more athletic build.
Since I can’t obsess about my weight (also according to my trainer), I will definitely keep an eye on this number.
Post # 4
Nice work Lorienne!
Mine is at 21%. It used to be 19% so I need to get my butt in gear.
Post # 5
How did they measure you? I haven’t checked my percentage for about 3 years, but we did both the “pinch tests” (ouch) and used a hand held electric pulse meter thingy. Can I just say that the pinch was way different than the actual gadget! Do people, other than highschool students, actually do the pinch anymore?
Post # 6
According to Self.com, 23%. I’d like to get it down a little bit. I’ll be in shape for a half marathon by January, so hopefully I’ll be a bit slimmer ;p
Post # 7
Mine is 22% and I can’t seem to move it down to 21%. 20 was my original goal but it just never was going to happen…it’s been like that for awhile, but I definitely think it’s the best indication of how “in shape” i am. That and how do my pants fit. When the 8’s get snug, I start eating better.
I think the electorcurrent gadget thing they have is the most effective, right? Or the water gravity test which isn’t very common. Pinching isn’t that accurate…if you don’t have much fat on certain parts of your body (ie my calves) they can’t grab anything so you end up with skewed results
Post # 8
Mine is 18% but I was at 23% a year ago. Keep working out and you’ll start seeing the changes!!!
Post # 9
Mine is approx. 20.3%, but I’d like to get in shape a bit more. It’s all about the gym and clean eating for me!
Post # 10
Which took a few years of clean eating (and i mean CLEAN, i haven’t eaten anything resembling fast food in at least 2 years) and consistent progressive workouts.
I know women don’t want to go below 12%, so I’m hoping to stay in this general region.. maybe a little more muscle tone on my legs.