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2007/06/08 16:00:45 (permalink)

Bodyfat calipers

Is there a decent website i can get some bodyfat calipers from?
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    noname
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/06/08 17:30:19 (permalink)
    Plenty on ebay!


    Also, there's an article in this link that may be of interest: www.muscletalk.co.uk/newsletter-1106.aspx
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/06/08 18:10:11 (permalink)
    Don't bother with the ones on ebay, they're not good. These are ok http://www.bodycare.co.uk/default.asp?cID=1300&pID=LSG but if you can afford £200 then go for Harpenden

    Please be aware that you can't do the test on yourself and you need someone with a reasonable level of skill to do it accurately
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/06/09 16:59:26 (permalink)
    Why is that kitty? are they not very straightforward to use?

    Anybody else had any experience of them?
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/06/09 17:11:12 (permalink)
    Its hard to pinch the same spots, and its also difficult to know if your pinching correctly.
    Personally i have the same person take measurements every week. Girlfriend for example! Two people did it yesturday, i got 10.8 and 11.4... and calipers aren't very accurate, infact i believe they can be up to 6% out

    I'd buy electric ones if i we're to buy them again, like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FatTrackII-Digital-Body-Fat-Caliper-Calipers_W0QQitemZ140125550114QQihZ004QQcategoryZ36460QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    You can't "Over pinch" with this since the button clicks at the same consistent pressure i believe. However im not sure if that would change after wear and tear, saying that though.... you'll only use it once a week or so! So wear and tear isn't a huge concern!

    Currently i use: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Accumeasure-3000-Body-Fat-Caliper-Calipers_W0QQitemZ140125097878QQihZ004QQcategoryZ36460QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Does the job.


    Common sense, 7 site measurement and same person taking measurements seems to do a good enough job!
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/06/09 18:44:58 (permalink)
    An article in this link should be of help to you: www.muscletalk.co.uk/newsletter-1106.aspx
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/06/10 10:11:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: sirving

    Why is that kitty? are they not very straightforward to use?

    Anybody else had any experience of them?



    Why is what?

    If you mean you can't do them on yourself that's because you need to be able to measure the tricep and subscapula area and also the bicep is difficult.

    If you mean don't bother with the ebay ones (accumeasure) then that's because they are too flimsy.

    If you mean are they difficult to use then, no, but they need a level of skill.

    Yes I have used them but I've been trained to use them. I don't use them on myself and I have the Harpenden type but I use them for business. For personal use these are expensive.
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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/08/22 12:41:03 (permalink)
    Interesting, i resurrected this post on my search for a pair of boyfat calipers.

    What do people think of the digital ones then? Are they going to be as accurate as say the harpenden ones?

    Also, I have no one to measure my boyfat, so are they worth getting? I only really wanted to assess whether i am losing or gaining fat. I find it difficult to tell just by looking in the mirror and feel calipers would be an aid?

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    RE: Bodyfat calipers 2007/08/22 13:35:07 (permalink)
    Harpenden calipers, when bought, are perfectly calibrated to give the correct amount of pressure. Over time yes the springs will lose their tension but it does take a long time. I dont like the digital ones the same I dont like digital BP monitors.

    richsINS - bodyfat measurement by calipers are considered the second to underwater weighing. The only inaccuracy is human.

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