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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Calculating Body Fat

Somebody said that they used some type of electonic instrument to measure body fat. What exactly is it and where can you buy it?

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Somebody said that they used some type of electonic instrument to measure body fat. What exactly is it and where can you buy it?
I have a scale that I got from Walgreen's...has electrical impedance pads where your feet go to calculate bf%...not sure it's that accurate, but it's a benchmark nonetheless...
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I have a scale that I got from Walgreen's...has electrical impedance pads where your feet go to calculate bf%...not sure it's that accurate, but it's a benchmark nonetheless...
How much are those from Walgreens?

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I got one at Walmart last night for about $40, I think the brand is Taylor.

It said I was 10%, next time I go to the gym I'm going to see if they have body fat calipers, to compare with the scale.
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I got one at Walmart last night for about $40, I think the brand is Taylor.

It said I was 10%, next time I go to the gym I'm going to see if they have body fat calipers, to compare with the scale.

A quality electrical impedence scale will be more acurate than caliper testing, but the key word is quality. The professional one's go for a couple grand, I don't put a whole lot of stock in the cheapies sold to the public, but it's still another measure of progress.

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How much are those from Walgreens?
Todd, mine is a Tanita brand and it was around $40-50 if I recall....
<--would be pretty damn happy w/ 10%!!
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those things arent worth a shit

caliper measurements are more accurate than the Tanita scales

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 02:31 PM
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Calipers are more accurate??? REALLLYY??? I don't think anyone's disputing that. The electrical impedance scales only serve as a fixed point by which to measure change. In other words, I don't care if it says I'm 20% as long as I can see it going down and know that I'm making good progress...
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