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Body fat % taping question

lusos

A man's gotta eat
Hey guys,

I have a quick questions about body fat % taping.


I'm 5'8", 26 years old. According to the height/weight charts I should be at 181 lbs maximum. I had no problems at MEPS (weighed in at 178 after a week of moderate fasting), but it seems like I am constantly hovering right at 180-185 range for my weight so I'm terrified that I will be pulled for body taping

I lost a significant amount of weight over the last two years so my biggest issue is that while I am comfortable with all of the running, situps, etc. I still have a little belly from the 20+ years of obesity so I am constantly taping (according to the old body fat technique with neck-naval tape) at 23-24% body fat.

This weekend I spoke with my friend who is about to finish up his 20 years at E7 as a submarine sonar operator. He told me about the "new" measuring technique which just took place this year and I'm a little surprised.

According to what I have been told and what I read below, the body fat composition now comes in three steps:

1) Check height vs weight. If that fails...

2)Tape the sailor across the naval, if he measures 39" or less, pass, if that fails

3)Tape Neck and abdomen and subtract the difference.

Can someone on AD let me know if this technique is true? If so, have you encountered any issues?

https://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/09/navys-new-body-fat-rules-start-now-spring-pfa/81493416/

Thanks,
 

jackjack

Member
I can tell you how to have decent weight. That is by cutting the sugars and starches. LCHF
This gives a simple overview to how it works for me. The more carbs I eat, the more carbs I want. They don’t give up easy and it’s biochemical

an introduction to low carb
http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

what to expect the first week, besides being hungry for the first 2 days, then it stops
https://www.verywell.com/getting-through-the-first-week-2242037

you may not need to go this low, but it will help
http://au.atkins.com/new-atkins/the-program/phase-1-induction.html
 

JollyGood

Ca-Caw!
pilot
Hey guys,

I have a quick questions about body fat % taping.


I'm 5'8", 26 years old. According to the height/weight charts I should be at 181 lbs maximum. I had no problems at MEPS (weighed in at 178 after a week of moderate fasting), but it seems like I am constantly hovering right at 180-185 range for my weight so I'm terrified that I will be pulled for body taping

I lost a significant amount of weight over the last two years so my biggest issue is that while I am comfortable with all of the running, situps, etc. I still have a little belly from the 20+ years of obesity so I am constantly taping (according to the old body fat technique with neck-naval tape) at 23-24% body fat.

This weekend I spoke with my friend who is about to finish up his 20 years at E7 as a submarine sonar operator. He told me about the "new" measuring technique which just took place this year and I'm a little surprised.

According to what I have been told and what I read below, the body fat composition now comes in three steps:

1) Check height vs weight. If that fails...

2)Tape the sailor across the naval, if he measures 39" or less, pass, if that fails

3)Tape Neck and abdomen and subtract the difference.

Can someone on AD let me know if this technique is true? If so, have you encountered any issues?

https://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/09/navys-new-body-fat-rules-start-now-spring-pfa/81493416/

Thanks,
That's how it was done at my command during the most recent PRT cycle we just completed.
 

lusos

A man's gotta eat
I can tell you how to have decent weight. That is by cutting the sugars and starches. LCHF
This gives a simple overview to how it works for me. The more carbs I eat, the more carbs I want. They don’t give up easy and it’s biochemical

an introduction to low carb
http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

what to expect the first week, besides being hungry for the first 2 days, then it stops
https://www.verywell.com/getting-through-the-first-week-2242037

you may not need to go this low, but it will help
http://au.atkins.com/new-atkins/the-program/phase-1-induction.html
Thanks for the detailed info.

Can you tell me, is this any different that Keto? I have been steered in that direction by everyone from old college buds to my own parents and I'm seeing nothing but good things.

Thanks,
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
If you're so concerned have your recruiter get you a CFL/ACFL to do a courtesy tape to see where you're at.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
If you're so concerned have your recruiter get you a CFL/ACFL to do a courtesy tape to see where you're at.
Good advice, this would be beneficial to you and your recruiter having been a recruiter that had a person show up to OCS over BF, what kept the heat off me was I raised my concerns about this person and they were brought in and taped by the command CFL and assistant CFL, with a few observers. We can't help it if she decided to eat everything in sight the last few days before OCS.
 

jackjack

Member
Thanks for the detailed info.

Can you tell me, is this any different that Keto? I have been steered in that direction by everyone from old college buds to my own parents and I'm seeing nothing but good things.

Thanks,
Basically the same thing, LCHF can be higher carb than keto, keto is under 50G carb a day
If you are keen, you can start on this and adjust as you go, when the weight is gone. it's 20g carb
http://au.atkins.com/new-atkins/the-program/phase-1-induction.html

no sugars, fructose including fruit/juice and they are good at hiding it in food. With 20 different names for it, that you wouldn't expect.
later a few berries with cream.

you need good dietary natural fats, butter, olive oil, because of the volume. I wouldn't eat margarine or grain/veg high poly oils. The hardest part is getting through your head, that fats are good for your heart and blood lipids.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2zoDsVimyw

these video's may help on keto
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8BY4fyLvZc
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkQYZ6FbsmI
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KYYnEAYCGk
 
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Hair Warrior

New Member
Keto or not, you may want to avoid:
- gluten, grains, wheat, oats, corn, rice, potatoes
- legumes (beans, soy, peanuts, cashews, chickpeas, quinoa)
- dairy
- refined sugars (incl. fruit juices)
- artificial ingredients
- vegetable or seed oils
 
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