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    patrick1 is offline Associate Member
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    Jun 2008


    you guys talk alot about BF%
    you get that by using skin fold calipers am i right?
    I live in the UK and we don`t hear a lot about this
    you yanks are usualy way ahead of us on these things
    can anyone help with use and purchase or do you use something else

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    M302_Imola is offline Knowledgeable Member
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    Dec 2007
    Glass Case of Emotion
    If your gym doesn't have skin fold calipers than find a new gym!!!

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    HowIdo is offline Junior Member
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    May 2007
    There are many different ways to measure your BF%, some are more accurate than others. Calipers are probably in the middle between water displacement or air plethysmography (Most accurate) and Height and Circumference Methods( Least accurate).

    Calipers can be pretty accurate if the person doing it knows what they are doing and if you use 7-9 sites on the body. You can purchase skin fold calipers on the internet fairly easily. It is a plus if your gym has them, but if the person doing to the test has no clue what they are going the results could be way off!

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