your best and most trusted on-line calculators for various goals

by (2097)
Updated about 17 hours ago
Created April 07, 2013 at 2:42 AM

-thought it might be helpful to get a collection of on-line calculators all in one place for those just starting out and trying to dial in their numbers or those looking to change things up.

(if they take into account paleo-primal even better)

  • protein calculator

  • macros

  • I.F.

  • body fat percentage

  • calorie calculators

  • B.M.R

..................or anything else youve come across that has helped you set your targets.

heres an I.F one i have on my faves


*i know that tabulating numbers isnt for everyone but sometimes when youre just getting started its good to get an idea of what to aim for.


~~~~~~~THnx guys for sharing the your links- im sure people will find them helpful ~~~~~~ :)

HERES A HIIT TIMER :) http://www.speedbagforum.com/timer.html

2097 · April 08, 2013 at 6:40 PM

didnt think of that one! good 1~! :)

10490 · April 07, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Great question! I didn't even know that they had calculators for some stuff!

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19120 · April 07, 2013 at 3:19 PM

My favorite for BF% estimates - http://www.linear-software.com/online.html

6 different calculators in one site. 4 require calipers, 1 requires measuring tape. The calculators are broken down between males and females, and there's a handy graph - in case you forget the difference between the abdominal and suprailiac measurement, for e.g.

3150 · April 08, 2013 at 7:40 AM

The Mirror.

But, as sugested, I also like a lot The Keto Calculator for dieting, it deserves a look just for how much care has been put on it.

To keep track and make the total account of how much I've eaten on a daily basis, something like ShapeUp (ok maybe not stricty a calculator but serves to calculate how much food intake I had and what kind, ratios, etc).

For endurance running, runbayou VDOT based on Jack Daniels formulas and also Runworks, to predict training paces and race times (although I guess it wouldn't be of much interest here)

690 · April 08, 2013 at 6:33 AM

hmmmm.... "best" and "most trusted".

I'm not sure I "trust" any but I do use them.

wrt to "best" .... I evaluate "best" based on "easy to use" and providing information that seems useful and usable.

I recommend http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/because it covers a range things; BMI, waist to height ratio, BMR, body fat % and it seems to yield useful information for me. And it has a link to a USAF thesis about waist & waist to height ratio as indicators of fitness based on actual testing. I think it is a good general starting point and provides a lot of "food for thought".

This site has a number of different calculators http://www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_calculator.htm

At best, any of these calculators and concepts represent models that provide estimates. And hopefully, these estimates are accurate enough to be useful.

For example, the BMI model calc on http://1percentedge.com/ifcalc/ says I'm overweight at 6' & 195. My waist to height ratio is 49% which puts in right in the "healthy" range. BMI is only based on height & weight.. a pretty simple model. W to Ht ratio at least "attempts" to include a shape factor.

Here is a visual calculator http://www.health-calc.com/body-composition/waist-to-height-ratio kinda fun. :)

I think taking a look "at the numbers" is helpful, especially in the beginning. And these various calculators make it easy to do some "what if's".

10490 · April 07, 2013 at 3:29 PM

How much sun you need to make your vitamin D -


2097 · April 08, 2013 at 6:40 PM

didnt think of that one! good 1~! :)

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