Q) Hey Akash. How to check body fat percentage? Which method(s) do you find the most reliable?
A). Hey Sahil. Thanks for your question.
Here’s how I tracked my body fat from being at 27 percent body fat with 38 inches waist down to 31 inches at 12%- Pic -1
Note: The after picture is just for illustration, however, I don’t have a clear after picture, so I used this one.
My after the picture was clicked 6 months after when I was on a vacation-Pic-2.
So the first question that will come to your mind is how did I estimate my body fat to be 26 percent body fat in the first place?
Through 2 methods.
Bioelectrical impedance machine that I had in my gym and by pooling the data of thousands of members who walked in my health club.
I remember crossing checking with body fat calipers once as well.
This may still not be accurate, and honestly, I don’t care.
I just did this:
I arrived at a number….26 percent body fat (let’s assume that I am wrong here)
But what really matters is that you are progressing this very number same time and under the same condition……
For example, every time I measured my results, I did it first thing in the morning after drinking a glass of water and getting fresh.
I also measured my waist (from navel).
What I should have also done was to click regular pictures of me. (Probably I was embarrassed by the fact that I was Skinny-Fat and didn’t want to have a collection of photos back then…I am glad I clicked few pictures, as they proving to very quite useful in explaining my transformation to you)
If you are an ectomorph you will realize these numbers will certainly ring true to you.
If you are an endomorph/mesomorph chances are that you will be wide wasted and your numbers would slightly be off the charts.