The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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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    Senior Member PoutineEh's Avatar
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    how often do you measure bf?

    just wondering how often people here check their body fat. i got a little crappy caliper for x-mas and am just wondering how often to check bf. once every month or two?
    also, how often do you guys measure arms/legs/chest size etc.?

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    i don't check often last time was about 3-4 months ago@14%
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    Never have, probably never will, save perhaps DEXA.
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    I use my cheapo calipers after every workout. Since the only spot I can measure alone in one of two places on my stomach, which is the last spot the lose weight in a man usually, it's not particularly useful.
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    I measure every 5-7 days

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    Senior Member PoutineEh's Avatar
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    how about body size measurements? im guessing maybe once every 4-6 months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    I use my cheapo calipers after every workout. Since the only spot I can measure alone in one of two places on my stomach, which is the last spot the lose weight in a man usually, it's not particularly useful.
    After every workout? Reminds of the commercial where some guy weighs himself on the gym scale, does a 20 second run, then weighs himself again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    I use my cheapo calipers after every workout. Since the only spot I can measure alone in one of two places on my stomach, which is the last spot the lose weight in a man usually, it's not particularly useful.
    Measuring after workouts is not accurate. Nor is measuring after drinking 2 big glasses of water. Measure before workouts and after drinking a lot of water.
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    It doesn't have to be accurate... it just has to register change. My theory is that if I measure with the same variables every time that it will measure a difference when there's a difference to be measured. Unless, of course, the superialiac spot is 20mm for everyone, whether 45% BF or 6%.
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    If you are just measuring change than that will work. As you said, just make sure that you try to have as close to the same variables each time as possible.
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