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BodyFat Calipers?

What do people here think of calipers as opposed to bodyfat measuring scales?
Are they a pain to use or obtain accurate results?

I think the general consensus is that they’re pretty accurate.

Slightly on topic/slightly off topic:

My gym measures bf with some electronic thing that you hold at arms length with both hands, and you squeeze it hard.

Is this an accurate method?

[quote]AlphaDragon wrote:
Slightly on topic/slightly off topic:

My gym measures bf with some electronic thing that you hold at arms length with both hands, and you squeeze it hard.

Is this an accurate method?[/quote]

NO They suck. Try the thing themn go drink a big glass of water wait ten minutes try again. Likely a big difference.

Go with calipers and or the hydro tank method.

Oh and tell your gym to man up pay to get the trainers trained to do caliper reading accurately.