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  • Recommended bodyfat calipers?

    Can anybody recommend good bodyfat calipers? I don't want to spend a fortune but I don't want to buy $5 dollar cheapies either. Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Thanks.
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    I purchased a brand new set of Lange Skinfold Calipers (regularly >$220) from ebay for $160. The Lange Calipers are probably the most popular calipers used by sports teams, colleges, etc...

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    • #3
      my cheap ass just uses the accu measure kind for 9.99. they work great.

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      • #4
        i bought a set that comes with measuring tape and the caliper is actually computerized..... to be honest i rather of just gotten normal calipers its easier to get more accurate readings. everytime i pinch the same area over and over i get different numbers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tyson23
          i bought a set that comes with measuring tape and the caliper is actually computerized..... to be honest i rather of just gotten normal calipers its easier to get more accurate readings. everytime i pinch the same area over and over i get different numbers.
          you can not repeatly pinch the same area in one sitting. the area disperses and compresses if you do this. i remember in college in a class i had, we spent like 2 weeks on the dynamics of skin fold testing. takes a lot of practice, and alot more goes into it then just pinching skin. an accurate reading is dependent on how good/experienced the tester is.

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          • #6
            thanks tpc so your saying im not experienced ? thanks bro lol Just playin yea your right ive noticed alot of differnet values but i just always remember when i did get a test done in the past by a trainer they would do a spot a few times and take the average i guess. But ill try to get better at it.

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            • #7
              it is tough to learn from a book or off the web. you really need someone that knows what they are doing to take your measurements and/or teach you the proper techniques. and trust me most of these so called "personal trainers" in these gyms don't know their ass from their elbow, at least they don't in my area. if you go to a sports specific theapist, they can show you the right ways.

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