Body fat measurements

Back at the end of October, when I decided to lose a bit of weight, I thought I’d have my body fat percentage measured, with a view to having it done every now and then to see what progress (if any) was being made.  The first measurement was taken in early November and then I had it done again in early December.  There has been a bit of a gap, but I was measured again today.  For consistency, each time the measurement has been taken by the same guy, a personal trainer at our work gym named Theo.  Cheers Theo! The measurements taken are your weight and 7 skin fold samples, taken with calipers.

5 Nov 2012  7 Dec 2012  25 Feb 2013 
Triceps mm

15

12.6

8.6

Pectoral mm

14.6

9.4

8.06

Midaxilla mm

17.6

12.2

8.9

Subscapula mm

22.2

18.2

13.4

Abdomen mm

27.8

24.8

14.06

Suprailiac mm

39.2

26.0

13.6

Quadriceps mm

28.2

22.2

8.9

Density

1.04

1.05

1.07

Lean Weight kg

64.77

64.81

66.56

Fat Weight kg

20.72

15.58

9.43

Total Weight kg

85.5

80.4

76.0

% fat

24.21

19.38

12.41

The figures in italics (density, lean weight, fat weight, % fat) are the numbers derived from the measurements.

Happily, the data does show quite an improvement.  You read about people burning lean tissue when they are dieting, but according to the numbers above, I have put on lean weight.  I am a little skeptical about the latest measurement because the change is so large, albeit nearly 3 months has passed.  I’ll take it again in a month or so to see if we get a similar result.

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Posted on February 25, 2013, in Weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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