So WLB and I took our BF measurements with calipers today (took each others actually). I've been curious for a while.
A year ago I had my blood work and caliper measurements done and measured about 23%. I was cool with that, but knew I could do better. I've only done approximate measurements since then.
I put in the mm caliper measurements, did the math and was super confused. So I went to another method/calculator, and was even more confused.
Here's the run down.
Parillo 9 site: 10.7% (Hahahahahaha! I can say without any doubt that this is incorrect. I'm not even close to that lean!)
Jackson/Pollock 7 site: 11.98%
Jackson/Pollock 4 site: 13%
Jackson/Pollock 3 site: 14.4%
Durnin/ Womersely: 18.10%
Loose tape Measurement: 21.29%
Tight tape measurement: 16%
So I get to pick what sounds best to me? I'm pretty darn sure that at least 3 or 4 of those are wildly inaccurate. How is one supposed to know their body fat % without paying a bazillion dollars to have it done with fancy machines?
I guess as long as I feel good and look good, it doesn't really matter. The scale has failed me completely and I hoped to rely on BF% instead, but apparently that's not so accurate either. I'd rely on the mirror, but my self perception as of late lacks accuracy for sure. I need to let it go and just be. I really want to let it go. It's just so hard to let it go. WHY? Why is it so hard to let go?!