Short of getting dunked in water or scanned over by some really cool albeit really expensive medical device, what’s better for tracking incremental changes in body fat (not so much getting an acurate overall bf%)?
Basically my problem is this, I want to use either callipers or a handheld device to have at least some ability (however rough) to track my my bf% on a monthly basis (in addition to my weekly weigh ins and bi-monthly measuring over the common areas). But I’m not sure which is more accurate for detecting changes.
I know the handhelds are infamous for under-estimating bf%, but that doesn’t bother me all that much at this time. If it says I’m 15%bf, a quick look in the mirror will remind me that I’m closer to 20%. However if it says I’m 15% one month and 14% another then is pretty accurate to guess I’ve actually lost 1%bf reguardless of my actual bf% or is it blowing more sunshine up my ass?
On the otherhand calipers seem like they have a much more room for user error, and small changes in how it’s done could make it hard to track increments with any reliability.
Thanks for the help!