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    Does anyone know the best way to find body fat percentage? I am wanting to use this to keep track of progress for the primal health challenge.


    Im aware there are tests available at health clinics such as the underwater methods, but what is the best way to find bf percentage at home?


    I have heard calipers are a good choice, does anyone have any idea where to purchase them?


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    In situations like this, I ask the internet:


    http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=body+fat+calipers


    Some people like these; I've had mixed results using them:


    http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=body+fat+scale


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    Calipers can be very inaccurate if not used correctly (you can pinch too much skin, places where you pinch can very, etc.) That being said, I got mine at GNC.


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    Thank you (and for the links)! I am purchasing calipers...


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    you can also do it the old-fashioned way ... take some measurements - waist / hips / thighs if you are female ... track those - it is a good, easy way to see if BF goes down without the obsession of BF % ... my 2 cents

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    There are a bunch of LBM calculators on the internet; they all seem to be the same guts:


    http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html


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    PP: That's a great point, the numbers are really just secondary indicators. Ive realized that noticing how clothes fit is one of best indicators also.


    OTB: Thanks for the link! Ive seen a few similar calculators, but the once you sent seems to consider more information than some of the more generic 'charts'.


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