Home BF% system



phazer

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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.
 

toa

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phazer said:
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.
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).
 

Andy/RST

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Lonnie Utah said:
All of these devices work well for me. Most of them say I have 25%+ body fat. I'm 5'7 and 140. Here's the visual.

http://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3738

My accumeasure says I'm 9-10%. You do the math....

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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%.
 

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