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    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???
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    Quote Originally Posted by amotanis
    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???

    i dont think your doing it correctly.. cause a 5% phsique is insane.. to me you look about 13-16..

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amotanis
    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

    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..

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amotanis
    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.

    lol maybe your diet isnt on point..? or maybe your lifting/cardio..?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstrack
    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.

    i was thinking the same thing.. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    i dont think your doing it correctly.. cause a 5% phsique is insane.. to me you look about 13-16..
    i would say 11-13...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    i would say 11-13...

    well at 11 he would have seen some abs unless he never done a crunch/situp in his life..

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    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.

    peac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    well at 11 he would have seen some abs unless he never done a crunch/situp in his life..
    at 11%!!!? I couldnt even see my abs until around 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    at 11%!!!? I couldnt even see my abs until around 9.
    at 9?! genetics maybe? but most people that i see with some one of a ab outline will never be in single digits..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    at 9?! genetics maybe? but most people that i see with some one of a ab outline will never be in single digits..
    Dang, I most be a **** end of the genetic stick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    Dang, I most be a **** end of the genetic stick...

    i can see an outline of my abs at 10-11%..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    i can see an outline of my abs at 10-11%..
    Lucky bastard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    Lucky bastard!

    yes i know im uber secksay

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    Quote Originally Posted by amotanis
    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.

    peac
    for the amount of money you spent on that caliper i could have gave you just as an accurate of a measurment for the same price.

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    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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