Body fat scale, which one and where?
- 04-15-2005, 03:01 PM
- 04-15-2005, 03:13 PM
For body fat I would go with calipers. Scales that read bf are not that accurate.
- 04-15-2005, 03:21 PM
Thankyou, you just saved me oh about $89.95 Where could I pick up calipers around my area? S. Florida
04-15-2005, 03:25 PM
Mine were cheap at bb.com and came with the cool tape measuring gadget that is probably more accurate than the calipers for progress... google for "accufitness" and you might find a dealer near you.
04-15-2005, 03:26 PM
04-15-2005, 03:27 PM
Gracias.. I'm going for that sub-3% skeletal look.
04-15-2005, 03:29 PM
04-15-2005, 10:07 PM
I bought one a while back (tanita) and its surely not accurate but it can be used to check for increasing/decreasing fat. If I could do it again I wouldnt spend the money but for $80 it weights like a champ!
04-15-2005, 10:33 PM
I think bb.com has them or just run "body fat calipers" through a search engine. They'll probably cost your somewhere in the neighborhood of $20-30.
04-17-2005, 10:33 AM
Originally Posted by speakle
Those things crack me up. I got on one the week before a contest and it said that I was 20% BF A guy at work bought one and believes in it. After showing him what I looked like with my shirt off, I got on his scale and it put me at 18%. He was clocked in at 16% but has a lot more fat on him. He realized that is sucked ass.
But as Speakle pointed out, they are pretty accurate for weight.
04-17-2005, 12:37 PM
I got a set of calipers coming in the mail. Got for 17 and change shipped. Turns out Walgreens has the accufitness body measuring tape from my Google search. Need to buy a scale now for my SD cycle coming up. I want to see those lbs. of mass tick over like listening to the revving engine of a Ferrari.
04-17-2005, 02:38 PM
What about the big dollar ones? The one at my gym has always seemed to be consistent and, more or less, in agreement with the mirror.
04-17-2005, 03:15 PM
I am still personally looking for a place to do hydrostatic weighing!
04-17-2005, 03:42 PM
Even some calipers I bought werent right (could have been me) but they said I was 11% and I doubt that. It was the ones from Bulk Nutrition.
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