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Body Fat Analyzer

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
S: 200lb C: 137lb G: 150lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 63lb(31.5%)
#3
A quick search on Amazon seems to say these are really hard to find. Any reason a traditional scale type won't suit you? Mine is pretty good and the body fat results are comparable to one I used that was a scale type with a handheld attachment (if that makes sense). It's by Tanita and I especially like that it takes your lean muscle mass into account when displaying your BMR. Good luck finding something!
 
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 25.2 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#4
A good set of calipers are actually pretty cheap -- they'll set you back 10 quid at a stretch; you might be better off with some of those.

A body fat analyser is a crude estimation at best, kinda like BMI, it's very likely to be off by 2-5% each time you use it.

With calipers, though, so long as you use them correctly you'll get a much more accurate result.
 

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
S: 200lb C: 137lb G: 150lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 63lb(31.5%)
#5
RayeRaye said:
A good set of calipers are actually pretty cheap -- they'll set you back 10 quid at a stretch; you might be better off with some of those.

A body fat analyser is a crude estimation at best, kinda like BMI, it's very likely to be off by 2-5% each time you use it.

With calipers, though, so long as you use them correctly you'll get a much more accurate result.
Just curious, can one person easily use these on themself? That's what's always put me off them! :)
 
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 25.2 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#6
Just curious, can one person easily use these on themself? That's what's always put me off them! :)
Absolutely, they're very easy to use. You don't need to be terribly flexible and get readings in your subscapular region or anything, just a simple back (backside of the ribs is perfect), tricep, thigh and abdominal measurement should be sufficient.

It'll come with a chart that'll give you a pretty accurate result.
 

Debs1972

MiniMins Addict
S: 14st4lb C: 13st2lb G: 11st4lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 1st2lb(8%)
#7
Calipers

Hi all
I have just ordered some calipers from Ebay - £1.28 inc postage and I yesterday I installed a free trial of also My workout trainer to record the measurement. Have not used the tracker yet as I am waiting for the calipers to arrive so I can measure.
I have always measured myself with a tape measure but I think that using a caliper will be more accurate.
Let you know how it goes
Debs
 


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