I work at an athletic club and we use a Tanita scale there. If some of you saw my pics in that forum then you saw that I started off at 32% bf and have now dropped to 20%bf. This is all related to what the Tanita scale is telling me. I know that they are horrible measures for accurate bf readings.
Well I am an exercise science/health promotion major at the College of Charleston and we had to get tested today using skin fold calipers. In order to be able to stay in the program we have to be able to pass a fitness test and be under 20% bf. Well I was kind of worried. But when the CSCS administered my test he added up the numbers and said that I had 15% bf.
Now I know that I am not that low, but I didn't complain because I want to stay in the program.
Time for the question. I know that hydrostatic weighing has been the gold standard for the last few years, but a bodybuilding friend of mine told me that there is a new machine out called the Bod Pod that is almost perfect.
Has anyone heard of this? And why is my caliper reading so far off from my tanita reading? What machines do you guys use to measure yourselves?