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My Skinfold


Subtitle: a man and his beergut.

ok, ok, I don't drink any beer.

But here are my skinfolds anyway.

Biceps: 2mm
Triceps: 5mm

So far so good.

But here it comes.....

Subscapular, immediatly below the shoulderblade: 22mm

Supra-iliac, above the hip bone: 16mm

I don't have any reading for the pecs or umbilicus yet, but they look pretty high also.

I've been reading up on this on the internet, but there's a lot of information there, often contradicting...

Any comments?


Yes. Why is this an issue for you unless you are dieting?


Yes, I'm trying to loose weight.

I'm 44 and I started training 2 years ago. Since then I've lost around 15kg and my arms, shoulders and legs are pretty hard.

But I'm still soft around the waist.


Anyway, I was hoping to get some people to post their skinfold readings.

I'm also reading up on a few articles that are looking for hormonal unbalances when looking at skinfold readings: ruggedmag.com/index.php?type=Article&i=4&a=4