04-02-2004, 03:28 PM #1
body fat calipers, is this right?
i just got a set of BF calipers, i remember getting it done back in high school for wrestling.. so i think i'm doing it right. but i just cant beleive that its as low as it says.. theres a pic attached. 5-6mm (1/2inch) on the readout. Everytime i do it i get the same things give or take a smidge. SOOOoo does that mean i'm running %5 ??? thats crazy cuz i'm scrawny but not ripped. i'll put a pic on here too, dont laugh. am i doing it right???
04-02-2004, 03:32 PM #2Originally Posted by amotanis
i dont think your doing it correctly.. cause a 5% phsique is insane.. to me you look about 13-16..
04-02-2004, 03:34 PM #3
i agree with you!, i mean under the right shaddow i can see some ab outline ;X haha. when i do the mathmatical caculation its like 14-15. Maybe the measurments on these calipers arnt in %. thanks for the quick resopnse tho
Ok i jsut read another instruction set on how to do it and according to the chart readout i should be 9% BF. still seems low. anywas.
Last edited by amotanis; 04-02-2004 at 03:38 PM.
04-02-2004, 03:38 PM #4Originally Posted by amotanis
well it might that your taking the measurment in the wrong place.. try switching it to the other side see that that tell you.. but if i was you i wouldnt go by clipers they are very inconsistent.. go by the mirror bro..
04-02-2004, 03:39 PM #5
the mirror! what kind of insane torture are you trying to put me through. heh the mirror says, TOO much time in the gym and kitchen for NOT ENOUGH to show for. Thanks again.
04-02-2004, 03:42 PM #6Originally Posted by amotanis
lol maybe your diet isnt on point..? or maybe your lifting/cardio..?
04-02-2004, 03:47 PM #7
how could you be doing a bf% test on yourself?
a 4 point test would be taken off he bi, tri, subscapalar, illiac crest. You could not take the measurments by yourself.
04-02-2004, 03:47 PM #8Originally Posted by abstrack
i was thinking the same thing.. ?
04-02-2004, 03:49 PM #9Originally Posted by Elliot
04-02-2004, 03:51 PM #10Originally Posted by daman1
well at 11 he would have seen some abs unless he never done a crunch/situp in his life..
04-02-2004, 03:52 PM #11
yea a 4 point test no.. i tried somwehre else and i didnt have enough hands. ha.. anyways.. the insturctions just say to do the spot an inch above your hip stomach area. hold pinch with left hand and calip with the right, i can pull of a chest one too.
http://www.accumeasurefitness.com/descript.html <--site guide and calip info
blah nevermind aobut this.. it doesnt matter. waste of money . just curious about bodyfat.
04-02-2004, 03:53 PM #12Originally Posted by Elliot
04-02-2004, 03:54 PM #13Originally Posted by daman1
04-02-2004, 03:59 PM #14Originally Posted by Elliot
04-02-2004, 04:01 PM #15Originally Posted by daman1
i can see an outline of my abs at 10-11%..
04-02-2004, 04:05 PM #16Originally Posted by Elliot
04-02-2004, 04:08 PM #17Originally Posted by daman1
yes i know im uber secksay
04-02-2004, 04:09 PM #18Originally Posted by amotanis
04-03-2004, 02:01 PM #19
The calipers are very good for tracking relative progress, but the % they give you is usually not accurate.
Just pick a couple spots with a good amount of fat and measure them consistently...if you are making progress the numbers should be going down irregardless of what % it tells you.
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