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22 Dec

Contest: Guess My Body Fat Percentage

Before we get to today’s actual post, I have a challenge. At the risk of sounding like a carny barker, guess my body fat and win a Damage Control Master Formula. The winner will be the one who, before tomorrow’s post, guesses what the “gold standard” hydrostatic test showed my body fat percentage to be – to the nearest tenth of a percent without going over. (Submit your best guess in the comment board.) If several people guess the same number, we will draw a winner from that group. Malibu gym members are specifically excluded from this competition (’cause that’s where I had the test done). This photo was taken around the same time.

UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Find out who won the contest and learn the value of lab values by clicking here.

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You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. My expert guess is 7.8%

    Bill wrote on December 22nd, 2009
    • Wow, anything left? I’ll guess 7.49

      Dave Reid wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  2. 6.2

    pinebark wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  3. Gosh – uh….%4.3?

    Natalie wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  4. 6.1%

    lars1000 wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  5. 5.9 %

    You look great.

    John Fitzgerald wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  6. 6.6%

    Brian wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  7. 6.4%

    arthurb999 wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  8. No matter the number, you do look awesome. More importantly, you feel awesome!

    6.4%

    I bet someone will go all Price is Right and guess 0.1%.

    Alec wrote on December 22nd, 2009
    • Why are you feeling him, Alec?

      Christopher wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  9. I’m going with 6.3%

    jpickett1968 wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  10. Wow!!!

    I’ll go with 6.7%

    Colin wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  11. 4.8%

    Chris wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  12. 5.8% ?

    Sharonll wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  13. Great photo! Very motivational.
    I would guess 5.7%
    Never been near that myself, but still trying. Stay strong!

    Al wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  14. 6.9

    Joel B. wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  15. 4.2%

    Green Onion wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  16. about 5.88512349% ?

    Sven Steinkamp wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  17. I’m guessing 6.1%

    Jerome wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  18. 5.3%

    Ben wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  19. 4.8%

    Caroline wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  20. 3.14159265%

    ah I’m such a nerd…

    Alex wrote on December 22nd, 2009
    • Yes, yes you are.

      Christopher wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  21. 11.2%

    Ken wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  22. 4.9%

    Byung wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  23. 8.5%

    CW wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  24. 7.4%

    Grant wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  25. 5.5%

    BNDR wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  26. 7.2%

    AdamKayce wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  27. I’m going to guess 10 percent.

    Joel M wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  28. Im gonna say 5.8

    Matt wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  29. I would have to guess 5.8%. You look amazing!!

    Jessi C wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  30. I am going to say 6.4%

    Tyler wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  31. 7.3%…final answer

    neidermeyer wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  32. 6.1%

    pieter d wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  33. 9%

    Barry Weidner wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  34. 4.9%

    Kristin J wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  35. 5.62%

    Tom Griesel wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  36. 5.6

    Steven R. McEvoy wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  37. 6.3%

    mslizzy wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  38. 5.5

    Brian wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  39. 6.5%

    Shamil wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  40. 7.1%

    Mike wrote on December 22nd, 2009

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