Recommend This Body Fat Tester??

  1. Recommend This Body Fat Tester??


    Ive been looking for a body fat tester and it seems that this device has received well reviews by its purchasers and its not too expensive. Here's a link. Thanks.

    Amazon.com: Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor, Black: Health & Personal Care


  2. I just bought the same exact one on amazon. They work well. I've been using them on clients for years. They give you a general idea of someone's body fat. I find that they tend to be within 3% of what a pinch test would show. Pinch tests are more accurate in healthy to low body fat individuals but this hand held device would be more accurate in a overweight to obese individual because it could be hard to impossible to get to the muscle on a pinch test.
    ôLord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68

    WHAT has science offered?

  3. Hand held are segmental body fat analyzers. They only measure upper body. The equations used in these are not really valid. But you just need something which can give you reliable measurements. So they are fine.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by anoopbal View Post
    Hand held are segmental body fat analyzers. They only measure upper body. The equations used in these are not really valid. But you just need something which can give you reliable measurements. So they are fine.
    ^^


    And because hydration and electrolyte balance effects the conduction of the electrical impulse, to get reliable results ie: ones you can compare to gauge progress, you need to make sure you are measuring pre-workout and under similar hydration status.

    Br

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