theatre_geek saidThe past few weeks I've been working out hard. Lifting 6 days a week and some form of cardio most days. I weighed in today and my weight hasn't budged, but my body fat percentage has gone UP! I've felt really good about the work I've been doing the past few weeks and it's very demoralizing to see negative results on the scale.
If you are using one of those hand held galvanometer fat testers, don't even bother. They are next to worthless.
At a minimum, get a multiple point skin fold test if you are uptight about your body fat levels.
You can also do multiple point measurements, if you can't do skin fold.
Having it done in the pool is the second most accurate method (MRI is the most accurate.).
BMI is pure bullshit for an active person. My BMI is a 34 to 36...and..according to the BMI, I'm obese. The cardiologist and I just giggle about it. Ironically, I'm mostly meat. LOL.