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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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  1. I guess 5.8 also.

    Swintah wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  2. I’m changing mine to 5.5% Since mine is 11% and you look twice as awesome as me right now.

    Dave, RN wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  3. 6.2

    tolgay wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  4. I’ll go with 5.7

    Brian wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  5. 6.85

    SerialSinner wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  6. 6.35% is my guess
    :)

    Ika wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  7. 3.69

    Oh-night wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  8. I’ll say 8.3%

    hypnotikk wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  9. 4.50

    Justin wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  10. I am guessing 4.8%…and you look amazing!!

    Barbara wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  11. 6.3%

    Joe wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  12. 8.1%

    dr john wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  13. i’m going to be the oddball here and guess that those machines don’t work as well as they ought to and have some ingrained CW something or other….
    so my guess is that the machine said 12.5%.
    but that it is wrong. but that’s what it said. kill the machine.

    gwen wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  14. 6.3%

    ryanmcgowan wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  15. 6.7%

    Chris wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  16. I guess 6.65%

    Dave wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  17. 6.9

    Bryce wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  18. 7.89

    TexTodd wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  19. 8.0%

    Adam wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  20. 6.3%

    Alex wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  21. 7.3

    Mark R. wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  22. 8.3

    Paul M wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  23. 666

    C2H5OH wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  24. You look FANTASTIC!
    5.4%

    Johnny at The Lean Saloon wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  25. 4.4%?

    MichelleC wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  26. Anyway Mark would not be so tasty to cannibal person, because of so little fat xd

    C2H5OH wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  27. 5.2??

    maureen wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  28. 4.3%

    Karell wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  29. 5.8%

    chocolatechip69 wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  30. 4.7

    Flossy wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  31. 6.7%, just the first number that jumped into my head.

    Chas Prebil wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  32. 6.3%

    Matt Lorig wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  33. 7.3

    Mariusz wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  34. 7.7%

    Blaine Worak wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  35. 7.1%

    lbd wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  36. 7.1%

    Rachel wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  37. 10.5%

    Paul wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  38. 7.9

    Ed G wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  39. 7.1%

    dragonmamma wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  40. 6.8%

    Gotta show that pic to the anti-fat campaign.

    Alejandro wrote on December 22nd, 2009

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