06-03-2004, 06:24 PM #1
Electronic Body Fat Caliper question
Tried this in the Lounge. Didn't have much luck. I figure this is the next most sensible place. I'm looking to get an electronic bf caliper and would like to hear some opinions. From my own experience and research I'm thinking of getting a hand held one but would just like to see what everyone thought of the scale version and if there are any others better that I'm unaware of. I would like to have one for my upcoming cycle as I'll be running T3 and would like to do my bf in the morning along with resting temp. Thanks for the opinions guys and gals.
06-03-2004, 06:30 PM #2
I have one, I like it. they have a 6% +-. but if you take it first thing in the morning provided your are hydrated. and take an average over a wk, you can mark your progress. but if you want a try reading you have to take a dunk in the pool or get pinched.
06-03-2004, 06:39 PM #3
Yea the handheld bf calipers aren't bad...umm the scale version? Do you mean normal weighing scales which measure you bf? From everything ive read these aren't worth the money at all, very inaccurate
06-03-2004, 06:44 PM #4Originally Posted by map200uk
06-03-2004, 06:52 PM #5
The hand held are +- 6%.
no, dont go and drink a ton a water, but you should normally be hydrated. it makes it more accurate. take it first thing. and take an average. you will be good to go.
06-03-2004, 07:15 PM #6Junior Member
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+-6% thats an huge range. i can easily guess with a better range than that.
06-03-2004, 07:25 PM #7Originally Posted by madmaniac
06-03-2004, 09:28 PM #8
the scale version is a piece bro. my parents bought one about 2 years ago. yeah, we always thought it was a 2+- but never 6. im glad you typed that hollywoodm3, much happier now. anyways just get pinched, what we did in wrestling and it was acurate
06-03-2004, 09:31 PM #9
my scale say i have 30 percent bf. The lady at the gym using calipers told me 22% and she was a little high on that as well.
06-03-2004, 10:29 PM #10Originally Posted by HollywoodM3
06-04-2004, 12:02 AM #11
Im guessing your talking about a Bio-impedance meter. If so they may be inaccurate but I think they are consistant. What ever percentage inaccurate, they measure the same body fat composition. From test to test they measure the same. Unlike with calipers, where two different people performing the same test on the same person will come out with different results. Even the same person performing the test twice on a person can come out with different results. But a Bio-impedance meter doesnt ussually measure below 6% body fat. Even if they are inaccurate they are consitant so they are a good way to gauge your progress.
I feel that calipers become more inaccurate as the person body fat exceeds 10% range. How can you measure an accurate stomach skin fold on a person with a body fat of say 20%. I dont think this is possible!! Even 15% will be hard!!!
06-04-2004, 12:06 AM #12
Picked up a handheld online. Sharper Image. Gotta get me a digital thermometer now. Back to ebay!
06-04-2004, 01:58 AM #13
we bought a pretty expensive scale with b/f caliper built in... I personally think it's a piece of sh*t... and i think we finally broke the darn thing... this morning i weight myself... weight remained the same as normal... but my b/f was 80%... almost had a f*** heart attack...
yeah, i need to go get pinched...
06-04-2004, 05:08 AM #14Originally Posted by beefydragon
LOL 80% bf, that's scary to even think of
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