Body Fat Percentage! *Update: Talked to my trainer!*
I do a team training program at my gym. We meet three times a week for an hour and work with a trainer. The team classes run as 3-month sessions. We do fitness testing, a weigh-in, and body fat measurements at the beginning, halfway through, and at the end.
Today was our last fitness test and measurement day for our current session. I got to see my card with my results from my last test about 7 weeks ago to compare to today.
My body fat percentage before was 20.8%. Today, my body fat percent was 12.2%!!! Even more astounding to me is that my waistline pinch test was a 14 before, and now it is at a 3!! A freaking 3! My thigh pinch test result before was a 25 and now it is a 14!! I cannot even believe how much I have improved. It's crazy!
Anyway, I just wanted to celebrate with you ladies! :) YAY! 12.2%!!! I know I have seen scale movement, but these are some pretty big NSVs for me!
Ok, I talked to my trainer this morning. I did not misunderstand him. My body fat percentage is 12.2% according to the measurements taken. I asked if he had done the pinch test on more locations, would that have given a more thorough answer. He said it would, but that the other places that they do they test would not really be places where I (personally) am storing a lot of fat -- and that likely my results would be around the same. I am going to do a more full test on Friday morning to see what it says. He'll just do the measurements on more than just the three locations.
He then added that the test is not exact and that it can be off by 3-5% either way. So, my results could be between 13.2-15.2%. I asked him if all these numbers are too low. He said they are on the lower end, but that they are not "too low". He basically said I don't have much more fat to lose... My weight loss challenge ends on Saturday, so once I get to that point, he basically thinks it is time to switch to maintenance rather than loss. I think he said under 10% is when you start getting into that extremely low range...
Just wanted to come back and explain what he had to say! :)
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