View Full Version : Do Body Fat Calipers Work?

10-27-2004, 06:27 PM
Because I start My cut in three weeks, I ordered a set of didgital body fat calipers. After ordering i found the following article!


10-27-2004, 08:12 PM
Well, there good to gauge progress. There not perfect for a true test of fatness but usually come pretty close. For me they always read 3% lower then i am.
Ex. lowest reading i got was 6.9 but i was ~10
it just matters where you hold your fat

10-27-2004, 09:02 PM
I have a ton of info about the various measuring devices for bf in my "useless info" in my sig.

the big problem with calipers is you can't use them on yourself, you have to have someone around to do it for you. (right?)

10-27-2004, 09:17 PM
You can use them on your self but you won't be consistant, you might pinch a bit less, see the reading and go "i lost 34%bf in a week!" If you have someoneelse do it it makes it alot easier. Try to get the same person everytime