Interested in buying a bf% scale... Any recommendations?

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  1. Special

    Special I have nipples, can you milk me?

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    I finish my cut this friday and I'd like to track any trends in bf change. I have done a little bit of reading about scales that measure bf%, and heard they aren't very accurate. This is fine for me as long as it can measure a good trend. (Currently, I use the cheapest target scale. It's terrible for accuracy, but it's great for tracking weight loss/gain.)

    Does F&N have any recommendations?
     
  2. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    scales arent accurate... buy calipers
     
  3. Special

    Special I have nipples, can you milk me?

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    that seems really difficult to measure on yourself
     
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    Captain Amazing OT Supporter

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    It isn't. :ugh:
     
  5. poin

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    none. i'm leaner yet it says my bf is higher. :hs:
     
  6. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    they aren't accurate or precise.
     
  7. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    find a college that has a bodpod
     
  8. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Or hydrostatic tank. Most university kinesiology/athletic training programs have at least one of these options and can/will test people for basically nothing.
     
  9. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    nothing is more accurate than a mirror.
    you should be able to tell better with a mirror than a scale or caliper... and really, the mirror should be the deciding factor on how you judge your progress.
     
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    Drewski New Member

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    except they don't. things like hydration can cause different results.

    just get calipers, they aren't hard to use and are relatively accurate and pretty repeatable
     
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    I have both calipers and a scale. The scale isn't exactly accurate, but it does give you some kind of benchmark to go off of..

    I like to use my mirror for bf% estimates and the scale for general weight..
     
  12. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I'd be interested as well...I'd like to know what bf% I'm at.
     
  13. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    scales are the most useless gimmick ever...they ask you for your age, height etc for a reason, no electric bf analysis is happening believe me. I have put guys who are unreadable on calipers (2-4%) and those scales will report 9-10% :rofl: Best way is the mirror, you got six abs and intercostals and veins in your abs...your lean.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Okay, so then I won't worry about it then...:mamoru:
     
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    knucks Active Member

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    If anything it just fucks with you mentality. If one day you wake up and are bloated, BAM, BF% change out of NOWHERE and you hate yourself.
     
  16. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Bulemia would probably be in my future then. I'll stick to how my clothes fit. :o
     
  17. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    Bulemia allows you to eat more enjoyable foods. Don't listen to naysayers.

    Seriously though... I rely on mirror, weight, tape measure and caliper (one site only).
     
  18. evolude

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    my scale said i was 16% last night :wtc:
     
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    knucks Active Member

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    Mine said I was 13% last night and 16.6% this morning :sad:
     
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    evolude OT Supporter

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    good thing is that i haven't seen 20s since i've started working out
     
  21. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Those scales put me at like 12% and I'm more like 20%
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    i was installing that calorie king program today. After puting in my stats it says my BMI is 32 and im obese!
     
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    BMI is the biggest crock of all time.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    works if you are like 5'8 and built like an abercrombie model :hsugh:
     
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    ok, so Formz is good to go :mamoru:
     
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