how do YOU measure body fat percentage?

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    how do YOU measure body fat percentage?


    im curious how everyone here tests their BF% to know whether they are on track or not.


    i would venture to say that barely anyone actually uses the hydrostatic testing lol.
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    i use skin fold, but i am at college and I am in the exercise and sports science department so i have access too skin calipers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soontobbeast View Post
    im curious how everyone here tests their BF% to know whether they are on track or not.


    i would venture to say that barely anyone actually uses the hydrostatic testing lol.
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    The Cutting Edge Technology of LAG aka look and guess...requires only a mirror and a pair of eyes.

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    4 fold caliper test sometimes
    visual most of the time
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    In my opinion, hydrostatic testing is the way to go, use it here and there, seems to be the most accurate.
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    I bought one of those inexpensive calipers. So I'm not sure how accurate I am doing it on myself. I check three sites, and enter that info here http://www.linear-software.com/online.html
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    I have access to a Bod Pod that I use on occasion, but I usually just go with the 7-point caliper measurement.
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    whats a bod pod rodja?...i know you hate me and all but i've been wanting to see my body fat % for some time now
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