How reliable is BodPod? I measured at 23% body fat but my ribs are literally visible.

How reliable is BodPod? I measured at 23% body fat but my ribs are literally visible.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post physique fatso.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't be bothered taking pics, I look utterly revolting, skinnyfat with 0 muscle mass

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ribs are visible at 23%.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sure seems accurate. My ribs were literally visible at 26-28%. The answer is always that you are fatter than you think. It's single-handedly the most common misconception.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      My family and friends keep gaslighting me saying I look concentration camp tier and should gain weight. I hate them so much.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You need to gain muscle. It is possible to be underweight and relatively high body fat if you have skeleton tier amounts of muscle

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You need to realize also that bodyfat% is literal mathematics. It's an actual percentage you get from raw numbers. If you gain muscle, your bodyfat% will be lower even though you would have the exact same amount of fat in your body but because your overall mass got higher (from muscles) your percentage of fat is lower.

        This is why someone who is builtfat and really strong will look MUCH fatter at 25% bodyfat than someone who has virtually zero muscles. Someone who is very low t and has never done any weightlifting can have 25% bodyfat despite not necessarily looking that fat at all. Also bone density and all play a role in this too. If your bones weigh little again the % amount of fat will be bigger.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is a very good post, and even though the concept is simple it had never occurred to me.

          I wonder if it would be more descriptive to use a ratio of body fat mass / height. If you have 30 pounds of body fat on you, and you're 6' tall, that's 5lbs of fat / foot. It stays 5lbs of fat / foot even if you add 20lbs of muscle weight (assuming you didn't burn off any fat in the process). Presumably the distribution of fat would be about the same before and after the muscle gain, and the impact on your appearance would be similar (i.e., you still have an inch-thick layer of fat over your abs).

          Interesting to think about.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        part of the problem is that genetics determine where your fat is stored, visceral fat will give you a gut, but you can still have visible abs, because it is being stored inside your body cavity, subcutaneous fat on the other hand is stored right under the skin, and if you carry mostly that , you will look doughy at a much lower body fat percentage. in an unfortunate twist, visceral fat is the most damaging to your body, so while you look leaning it leads to worse health outcomes, subcutaneous fat on the other hand has no such correlation,.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >My family and friends keep gaslighting me
        I feel you bro, mine too does that but thankfully my mom is pretty supportive. Just ignore them, they are literally crabs in a bucket, don't let them drag you to their level.
        You are gonna make it.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        put some muscle on your arms. that's all normalfags see anyway

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Height and weight?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          6'5
          90kg

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're fine.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    should be pretty decent, though it does depend on some guessing about your bone density, which could alter the results.

    hydrostatic weighing is still the most accurate method

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe your genes are too sucky and all your fat goes into gut or something

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably about as accurate as any of the fancy body composition measurers. And by that I mean just use a measuring tape and calipers and look in the mirror instead of paying loads of money.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >go to the gym
    >try out the new bod pod
    >clicks shut, and robot lady voice says
    >"thank you for choosing Sarco suicide services"
    >mfw I got in the wrong pod
    >FFFFFFFF

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    suicide pods just dropped? w2c?

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >my ribs are literally visible
    you have anterior pelvic tilt

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm subhuman but not that subhuman

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's like decently accurate, but wide margin of error. 7% iirc.
    Operator error can fuck it up easily in my experience though

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