I’m trying to determine my BF%, and I’m getting conflicting results. Using a Tanita scale (which I know has HUGE variances based on time of day, hydration, etc), it typically measures at about 19%, in the early evening (7:30 PM). Using the Accumeasure plastic calipers, I get a about 14%, based on the Jason Norcross article and 7 site measurements.
One other anomoly, my front torso measurements (suprailic, midax, and chest) are all about 10 mm, which would translate to about 13% according to the chart that comes with the Accumeasure. About 7 years ago, I weighed almost 400 lbs, but for the last 4-5 years, I’ve been around 235-275. (I’m 6’2"). I’m wondering if the lack of elasticity in my skin has any affect on the caliper measurements. Based on pictures I’ve seen of other people who’ve stated their BF, I’d be more inclined to go with the Tanita measurements (19%).
Anyone have any experience in this area, or thoughts?