1. Measuring bodyfat with calipers

I was haveing my bodyfat measured awhile ago and was wondering when they measure your tricep and bicep if the numbers are going up,does that mean the muscle getting bigger or your gaining more fat????

2. Originally Posted by vidapreta
I was haveing my bodyfat measured awhile ago and was wondering when they measure your tricep and bicep if the numbers are going up,does that mean the muscle getting bigger or your gaining more fat????
if the numbers go up on the caliper test - you are gaining fat/water weight
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3. At what point If the numbers are going down, do you know if your losing muscle???

4. Originally Posted by vidapreta
At what point If the numbers are going down, do you know if your losing muscle???
the way you figure that is using the chart that came with your calipers. if your lean body mass is going up you are gaining muscle and if it goes down you are losing muscle - likewise if your body fat % and your caliper measurements are going up you are gaining body fat.

5. also be sure to use a reliable computing formula, ex Parillo method
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6. Originally Posted by vidapreta
I was haveing my bodyfat measured awhile ago and was wondering when they measure your tricep and bicep if the numbers are going up,does that mean the muscle getting bigger or your gaining more fat????
Gaining bodyfat in those areas.

Originally Posted by vidapreta
At what point If the numbers are going down, do you know if your losing muscle???
The skinfold numbers are NOT going to tell you whether you are losing muscle. The only way you will know is to calculate your bodyfat % after having all your skinfolds taken, then seeing what your weight is, and calculating your lean body mass and bodyfat.

Originally Posted by redhawk
also be sure to use a reliable computing formula, ex Parillo method
And make sure that you're not only doing 1 or even 4 skinfold measurements; you need at least 6-8 to be more accurate. And unless you are ACTUALLY measuring (i.e. ISAK) to get the accurate spot for the skinfold, then your calculations will be INaccurate anyways, so make sure that you have someone who KNOWS what they are doing testing you.

7. Make sure you take more than one measurement!!!

8. reps to Geujsn...just covered everything I was about to say...Man everyone is beating me to the punch lately...

9. Originally Posted by SoCo4Fun
reps to Geujsn...just covered everything I was about to say...Man everyone is beating me to the punch lately...
LOL. No worries; just doing my part to help out. Can't have people doing things WRONG

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