View Full Version : Having trouble measuring body fat....

11-14-2006, 08:01 PM
I'm getin crazy different readings when measuring. I got a digital device from GNC that came with a measuring tape as well. I'm having my girlfriend help do the pinching and measuring but were geting different results each time we do It. 16.4%, 18%, 20% 22.3%...It seems like you can manipulate the measuring by the pinch. Is there any fail proof way of measuring so I can get a legit measurement for a starting point? What am I doing wrong?

11-14-2006, 09:18 PM
The best I've heard of, as far as consistancy, is to use calipers and not worry about your bf%. Record the numbers and watch them fluctuate. Equations that determine bf% are usually crap because they are so general.

The main part is consistancy. Try to find some mark you can use to ensure that you measure the same spot every time.