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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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Thread: Caliper Idiot

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Caliper Idiot

    Picked up the following digital caliper on eBay:
    http://www.bodytrends.com/products/f...kincaliper.htm

    The problem is that I'm apparently a caliper idiot. I get results anywhere from 7% to 22% depending on how hard I squeeze when pinching for the skinfold test. Would appreciate any advice/links on how to accurately measure bodyfat with calipers.

    I was up to 178 and cut down to 170. Got the flat stomach but I've also lost some muscle too. Starting bulk on Monday and want to start tracking bodyfat.

    Current Max
    Bench: 275
    Squat: 310
    Dead: 285
    5'8" 170lb


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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    Did it come with instructions? If you follow the pamphlet, you'll get consistent results. If you don't have it, let me know and I'll post it later.
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    No instructions on measuring were included. The seller on ebay noted that he didn't have the original packaging but did have the manual. The manual tells how to change battery, navigate the menu and read the display icons but not how to actually take measurements.

    The manual does say that the chest, ab and quad measurements have to be entered before bodyfat% will be calculated. Appreciate the help.

    Current Max
    Bench: 275
    Squat: 310
    Dead: 285
    5'8" 170lb


    Bumper sticker: Drive it like you stole it.

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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    Ahh, that sucks. I'll try to find some time this weekend to type it out.
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    Where can I find an instruction manual?


    Please send us an email at customerservice@bodytrends.com or call us at 800.549.1667 x.3. Let us know the product that you have, and we will refer you to the manufacturer.

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