How can i accurately measure my body fat percentage?

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  1. kingfaz

    kingfaz PiMP TasTiC

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    I want to be able to measure mine pretty accurately (to the nearest 1%) so that i can track it every 2 weeks or so and see the difference in result. How can I do this?

    A Gym instructor looked at me and said my BF is probably 13%.. mind u i was wearing a vest at the time!
     
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    22 views and no replies? :wtc:
     
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    bod pod , water submersion etc
     
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    take a ruler in milimeeters, pull skin out and measure between each finger how much skin u gram on three sites, chest, abs, quad and find an online bf calculator
     
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    Mike4831 “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’l

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    I have had it taken at the doctor's office before.
     
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    if you just want to see the difference in results, you don't have to be really accurate - you just have to measure yourself the same each time.

    get yourself some calipers and learn how to measure yourself. It's cheap, and you can track your own progress by just measuring the same way each time.
     
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    calipers.
     
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    this is the only accurate way. calipers are really only good for progress
     
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    what he said. but if you are a powerlifter, multiply the result by 2
     
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    i power lift and im 13 %. lower weight classes are real lean to stay in the class
     
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