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Hydration: What Percentage?

Ok so per T-Nation user advice I am pitched my old scale and got a new one that at least gives me a base line for BF% and body water %. After doing a little research on Google however I wasn’t able to find what water % a human is supposed to be?

My handy dandy new scale says I flux between about 47% and 53%

Is this normal? (not to sound like a woman) But am I retaining water?

Who knows??? Not me lol

Thanks

[quote]sma92878 wrote:
Ok so per T-Nation user advice I am pitched my old scale and got a new one that at least gives me a base line for BF% and body water %. After doing a little research on Google however I wasn’t able to find what water % a human is supposed to be?

My handy dandy new scale says I flux between about 47% and 53%

Is this normal? (not to sound like a woman) But am I retaining water?

Who knows??? Not me lol

Thanks[/quote]

I believe your body should be nearly 2/3 water. Moreover, don’t trust the body fat calcuator in your scale. They’re crap.