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Thread: how to do 5-7 point test w/ bf calipers

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    how to do 5-7 point test w/ bf calipers

    i would really appreciate links to places that would explain how to use my calipers. i know i can use them as a ruler to gauge changes, but want to know how to use them properly. any reputable place (that's why i'm not using the first one i found online) that has a way to compute / instructions for a test using at least 4/5 different points on the body.

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    that actually helped a lot... you wouldn't happen to know any formulas or charts tho would you? only problem with that is i can only get a reading when around a computer, not always convenient. again, thanks. now i can get my actual bf%

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    mmm nope i don't know of any formulas or charts sorry. creating charts for 5-7 sites are a pain in the ass lol.

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    cool thanks again bro

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    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/magaz...stingguide.htm

    There's equations towards the bottom.

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    damn that's complex. thanks a lot; i'm procrastinating on getting my calipers out to try these tests....i need to check these out. the links were really helpful guys

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    I went to http://www.rustyiron.net/bodyfat.htm and did the 3-point using my Accu-Measure both last night and this morning. Last night I got a reading of 13.15% and this morning i got 13.05%. Now, I honestly feel like I am not that low at all. I kinda feel like I am closer to somewehre around 15-17%. The 3-point is known for being inaccurate right?

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    not as much as a 1 point. the more points, the more accurate; all there is to it.

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