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2009/07/30 22:56:51 (permalink)
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Decent Electronic BF% measuring device thingy

Any recommendations?

I know they are not amazingly accurate but I have neither the equipment or the know how to carry out an effective measurement by any other means

Are there any good ones out there??
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    Sheeps_Clothing
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    Re:Decent Electronic BF% measuring device thingy 2009/07/30 23:10:10 (permalink)
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    This is like asking what the best STD is.. They are all crap.

    As a law graduate I would expect you to be able to operate a basic caliper lol. Seriously, calipers are what you need, cheap and very easy to use.
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    Re:Decent Electronic BF% measuring device thingy 2009/07/30 23:11:04 (permalink)
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    You go to a gym? As someone there to do it, I am sure they will have some...having my BF test tomorrow :(
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    Re:Decent Electronic BF% measuring device thingy 2009/07/30 23:15:17 (permalink)
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    I got some they were massivley inaccurate it told my dad he was 11% and me that i was 22% this was on the same day and he carries more bf than me.
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    Re:Decent Electronic BF% measuring device thingy 2009/07/30 23:42:53 (permalink)
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    I once stood on one of those things when I was half ripped - tops abs visible and seperation in quads, well defined bis/tric etc told me I was 26%. A male, non-bbing friend then said "Well women do have much higher bodyfat". Lets just say I stomped off in a huff for half an hour. Visibly I was around 12-14% I reckon.
     
    Did have a tanita some years back, had an athlete setting and I used it as a weighing scale as well as rough guide to progress. You have to use them same time and in the same food/carb/hydration state. If I stood on it dehydrated (after a night out) then BF would be 5 points up.
     
    So can be useful benchmark all being equal but I'd stick to the mirror and if you must have a number to show off with get some calipers.

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    Re:Decent Electronic BF% measuring device thingy 2009/07/31 00:34:48 (permalink)
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    gingernut

    I once stood on one of those things when I was half ripped - tops abs visible and seperation in quads, well defined bis/tric etc told me I was 26%. A male, non-bbing friend then said "Well women do have much higher bodyfat". Lets just say I stomped off in a huff for half an hour. Visibly I was around 12-14% I reckon.
     
    Did have a tanita some years back, had an athlete setting and I used it as a weighing scale as well as rough guide to progress. You have to use them same time and in the same food/carb/hydration state. If I stood on it dehydrated (after a night out) then BF would be 5 points up.
     
    So can be useful benchmark all being equal but I'd stick to the mirror and if you must have a number to show off with get some calipers.


    My GF was watching this program, the biggest loser.
    I saw a few mins of it when they weighed people

    One guy lost about 60 pounds and reduced his bodyfat by 10%
    A woman lost about 50 pounds (about 25% of her total weight) and only reduced her bodyfat by 4%.
    Seemed odd to me.

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