Body fat scale, which one and where?

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    Body fat scale, which one and where?


    I'm going to be buying a scale and I'd like to get everyone's input on which one to get. Prices too. Tanita?

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    For body fat I would go with calipers. Scales that read bf are not that accurate.
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    Thankyou, you just saved me oh about $89.95 Where could I pick up calipers around my area? S. Florida
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    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.
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    Thanks man, cool avatar.
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    Gracias.. I'm going for that sub-3% skeletal look.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speakle
    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!

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I am still personally looking for a place to do hydrostatic weighing!
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    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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