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Best/Easiest Way to Measure BF %

what’s the best cheapest and easiest way to figure out my body fat percentage?
The local pharmacy sells some kind of machine gizmo you hold in your hands, but how does that work?

Cheapest, easiest and quickest - A MIRROR. If you see definition you are lean. If you don’t see definition, you aren’t. All for about $10 and in under 10 seconds. Also fairly accurate.

The 3 table method is the only TRULY accurate measure of body fat.


bets quantitative msmt device I have found are the Fat Track II calipers. You can fnd them at many different nutrition sites. I got mine at www.vitaplus.net. I think I paid about $20 for them.
I use them constantly.