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Calipers - Which To Buy?


#1

Who here uses calipers?

Of those who do, what do you recommend me buying?

I am looking for a cheap, dependable pair of calipers to begin measuring my RELATIVE bodyfat levels. I don't care what my % is, just so long as I know whether I'm gaining or losing; I have a wicked psychology that won't let me know by looking in the mirror.

I have been training for almost two years now, and I am coming to the point where my "big gains" are starting to slow down, so instead of crazy bulks, I am going to be keeping things a bit cleaner in my quest for swollery.

That been said, I don't really know much about calipers at all. What kind do you T-men use?

Thanks in advance!


#2

I got one from Accumeasure. Not the most accurate for exact body fat % I'm sure, but it works for me (testing relative bf once a month). At this point I'm not too concerned with my exact bf as long as I'm happy with what I see in the mirror. I just use this to get an idea of how much (if any) it's changed each month.

I got the basic Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 for $20.

www.accumeasurefitness.com