What scale do you use to weigh yourself and measure body fat

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  1. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    yeah im also thinking about getting a digital scale... but i dont think ill be getting one with a bf measurer, have no clue what im going to get though
     
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    those are worthless for bodyfat measurements. I have a tanita model and it tells me i am 20% :wtc:

    Getting dunked, a multipoint caliper test, or even just a visual estimation by someone with some experience would be more accurate.
     
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    can't I use it to roughly estimate the progress of my bodyfat though?
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    i think if you do it at the same time of day (example, first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything) they can be good for benchmarking changes in your bf%... just not at all a reliable way of giving your actual bf%
     
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    I have a Tanita one. Don't know how accurate it is, but it's precise. Regardless of when I measure myself, it has never deviated more than +/- 0.5%. But I usually measure myself first thing in the morning. At the very least, it allows me to track my progress, even if it isn't totally accurate.
     
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    I bought accumeasure body fat caliper from bulknutrition.
     
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