Digging into the Bodyrecomposition Mailbag

Hi Lyle, I recently did a dexa scan to get an estimate of my body fat % – I’m female, 28 years old, weight train regularly. My dexa scan results: 5’3, weighing 59kg and an ‘average’ of 20% body fat. I say ‘average’ as the scan showed that the body fat % in my upper body (arms, torso) was 14% while my lower body (hips, thighs) was 27%. Is it fair for me to take the average of these and consider myself to be 20% body fat?

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