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Paladyr
03-19-2004, 01:22 PM
I'm bulking and this thing says I'm at 16%

http://www.biofitness.com/bodyfat.html

Is this accurate?

GrumpyTX
03-19-2004, 03:14 PM
Nope. I just tested it with the measurements I had done a week ago and it was way off. I have my bf and it was a good bit higher.

Saint Patrick
03-19-2004, 03:20 PM
It's totally INaccurate.

Paladyr
03-19-2004, 07:52 PM
d'oh!

What do you guys use, those pinchers?

TheGimp
03-20-2004, 02:31 AM
The word is callipers :)

You can get a standard pair of AccuMeasure callipers pretty cheaply. It's a worthwhile investment imo.

manowar669
03-20-2004, 09:43 AM
Can you use the calipers yourself, or do you need someone else to reach different spots on your body? (back etc.)

kensterz
03-20-2004, 10:44 AM
You need a professional to do it for you, unless you know how to make the calculations.

kensterz
03-20-2004, 10:50 AM
...The test says this:
Data entry problem.
Your right upper arm measurement is not in range for valid test results!

Paladyr
03-20-2004, 11:45 AM
...The test says this:
Data entry problem.
Your right upper arm measurement is not in range for valid test results!

haha nice. You aren't flexing are you?

Paladyr
03-20-2004, 11:45 AM
[QUOTE=TheGimp]The word is callipers :)
[QUOTE]

Yea couldn't think of it off the top of my head :-P.

Is there a website that shows you how to use them or does it come with instructions?

harryhoudini66
03-20-2004, 12:18 PM
They come with instructions.

My Tanita scale says 22%
My Taylor scale says 12.2%
My AccuMesure Callipers says 12.7%

TheGimp
03-20-2004, 12:21 PM
Here's (http://www.rustyiron.net/bodyfat.htm) the page of calculators I use. A three site test is pretty easy to do yourself, then just put the details into the calculator and it will tell you a bodyfat value. Sure, it's not as accurate as DEXA but its a pretty good estimate. Seven site is pretty hard to do yourself but you could do it with callipers with a digital display.

Strider2
03-20-2004, 07:01 PM
I'm bulking and this thing says I'm at 16%

http://www.biofitness.com/bodyfat.html

Is this accurate?

It said I was 16.6%, my calipers say that I am 13%.

Paladyr
03-20-2004, 07:08 PM
It said I was 16.6%, my calipers say that I am 13%.

can i get calipers at like walmart or do i have to go to a special store or order online?

harryhoudini66
03-21-2004, 12:44 AM
You can get them at Gym Equipment stores, but there are some great deals on the net. I saw some for $7 on a site once. I did not want to wait for them via mail so I got some for $19.99.


I got mine at Los Angeles Gym Equipment.

latinomasfino
03-22-2004, 03:57 PM
hey so tanita the ultimate scale doesnt work???