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How to Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage Easily & Accurately

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How to Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage Easily & Accurately

If you want to know what works for calculating body fat percentage and what doesn’t, then you want to listen to this podcast.

In this podcast, I want to share what I’ve learned on calculating body fat percentage, including …

  • What “body fat percentage” means.
  • The pros and cons of popular ways of calculating body fat percentage.
  • How to determine your body fat percentage with a fair amount of accuracy.
  • Why obsessing over body fat percentage is counterproductive (and what to do instead).
  • And more.

Let’s get started.

Time Stamps:

5:37 – What is body fat percentage?

6:56 – What’s the difference between body fat percentage and body mass index?

8:56 – Can you determine your body fat percentage based on your body mass index?

11:09 – What is a healthy body fat percentage for men and women?

22:26 – What are the different ways to measure body fat percentage and how accurate are they?

35:31 – How do you calculate body fat percentage?

42:26 – What is the best way to reduce body fat percentage?

 

Mentioned on the Show:

Thinner Leaner Stronger

How to Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage Easily & Accurately (With a Calculator)

How to Accurately Measure Your Body Fat Percentage

 

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