Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mekler's Avatar
    mekler is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    San Diego

    Question for those who use calipers...

    hey everyone, i know calipers arent all that accurate, but that's all i have for now (besides that crappy tanita bf scale). i was just wondering what spots YOU use to measure. i've checked out google and it seems that there's a 7 spot method, a 3 spot method, 4 spot, etc. which of these would be ideal for measuring bf with calipers? and again, which spots do you all use? thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Warrior's Avatar
    Warrior is offline AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    I like the results off thighs, chest and abs personally. But the best thing is variety - I have seen those who do not even go to the lower body which could not give acurate results since there are many who are genetically predisposed to hold more below the waste.

    My advice for you for good results with calipers: Teach someone else to do it. Have the same person do it everytime. Calipers can be acurate to measure the change in composition if the same person does it everytime.

  3. #3
    RON's Avatar
    RON is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    So Cal
    I have digital calipers. They use pec, ab's and inner thigh. I don't know how accurate I am with it but at least I get an idea of how I'm doing

  4. #4
    Rickson's Avatar
    Rickson is offline AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    I'm with warrior on this one a skilled person using calipers on you can have a very accurate read on BF% and certainly changes in composition over time.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts