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Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by phazer, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. phazer

    phazer New Member

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    Thinking of getting a Tanita scale, just how far out are these scales? I know calipers are the most accurate if done by a profesional, but I am no pro with them. I want something that I can use to check my BF% at home easily.
     
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  2. toa

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    The Accu-Measure from http://www.accumeasurefitness.com/ seems quite precise judging from the papers done on the method. It's pretty easy to use (30-50 seconds to take 3 samples).
     
  3. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    I use this device http://www.bodytronics.com/PROD/OM306. I costs a few bucks more than the calipers, but it takes only ~15 secs to take a measurement. I'm not sure if it is as accurate as the caliper method, but the numbers seem reasonable.
     
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    Lonnie,
    Are you able to conduct the testing yourself or do you need a second person to help take the pinch measurements?
     
  7. Andy/RST

    Andy/RST New Member

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    Lonnie

    Judging by your picture I'd say that in fact none of these devices work well for you. I've conducted literally thousands of skinfold measurements from all types of athletes and can usually tell what percentage body fat a person is before I've measured them simply from looking first. I normally get within 2%. I can't see what you look like under your jersey but from your frame and looking at your arms I'd guess at 12 - 14%.
     
  8. phazer

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    Went with a Tanita scale. Quite happy with it so far.
     
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