I really need some help guys!
I have been the owner of a FatTrack II set of callipers for the last couple of weeks and the readings I am getting back have been really frustrating.
Now I do not have a particulary good physique at all - hence why I purchased these things to help track my progress and the such. My bodyfat is simply to high at present - love handles and gut overhands slightly over trousers when I wear them, I have a “smooth” look all over and I wouldnt dream of wandering around with my top of (oh and abs are godamn invisible).
Yet this annoying contraption this morning decided to bleep at me at tell me I am floating at 10.7% bodyfat (and that was after 3 attempts to average things out!).
I have been doing 3 readings every morning for the past couple of weeks and the readings have gone from an average of 14.2 down to the aforementioned 10.7. Of course I put down the initial readings simply to inexperience with the callipers but the readings are getting more and more consistent now.
I am using the default 3 site method that comes as standard with these things… a method that I know a lot of people have had success with!
Typical readings I seem to get for each bodypart:
Chest: 5-6mm (<–wtf?!)
Mid section: 20-22mm (?!)
Also the thighs are a real bastard to measure properly - have to pinch so frigging hard.
Well thats my situation…
I would REALLY appreciate some intelligent input and not just “YOU ONLY NEED A MIRROR”. (I do use a mirror however I would like callipers for tracking progress from week to week).