Tips for Using At-Home Body Fat Calipers?
I bought this set of Accumeasure Body Fat Calipers about a year ago or so -- [url=http://www.amazon.com/AccuFitness-Accu-Measure-Body-Fat-Caliper/dp/B000QURRUK]Amazon.com: Accu-Measure Body Fat Caliper: Health & Personal Care[/url]
I decided to dust them off and measure my body fat so I can concentrate on tone rather than weight. I followed this tutorial and had my boyfriend do the measurements -- [url=http://www.health-calc.com/body-composition/skinfold-d-and-w]Health-calc - Skinfold D and W[/url]
According to this calculator, I'm 25.3% body fat and my lean mass is 106.8. I expected something about that, so I'm not really surprised at that number. My question is, however... how accurate is this?
I know calipers are supposed to be the best way to do body fat % calculations (other than the pricey tank thing you can do in a lab) but neither my boyfriend no I are professionals at using these things!
Have you guys found these calipers to be accurate? Or this method of 4-spot measuring? Should I bother doing 7-spot?