I was thinking about buying some body fat measuring calipers. Are the simple ones adequate, where I can enter the numbrs onto the BFL calculator ,or is it best to get the ones that calculate the body fat for you?
I've done challenges before and never really measured the body fat this way, as I mostly did workouts at home. But this time I would like to measure, so I don't rely just on measurements and scale weight.
If you have your own, what are they? Thanks Pam.
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These instruments seem to vary in their readings. Any of them should be good as long as you consistently use the same instrument for your readings.
If you want to use the the calculator on this site, you can find it here:
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Thanks a lot for the reply! Yes I have seen the calculator, that's what I will be doing once I get the calipers.
Did you ever find a set of calipers? If so, have you been happy with the type? Would you care to share any tips as to which ones are good ones? I need to buy a pair, but I have no idea if the simple $10 ones are any good, or if to achieve any reliable consistent readings you need to invest in the $200 ones? (In which case, I'll just stick to my eyeballs, a tape measure, and fit of my clothes! LOL
thanks in advance for any help you provide!
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Hi Laura, sorry for the late reply.
I did not end up buying calipers in the end, the combination of not knowing which ones to buy, and taking the measurements myself was a bit hit and miss. I decided to go for the clothes fit, and the Personally I wouldn't spend $200 on calipers, as I think unless you are very good at taking the readings, there is still too much variation.
Hope this helps!
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