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Measuring Body fat

How does everyone out there measure body fat? Skinfolds and Bio-impedance scales i assume. How often do you get them measured? Do you get somone qualified to perform the caliper tests, or do it yourself cringe? i see some pretty far fetched bodyfat % on the photo forum, maybe some people are holding a lot of water? Also what would you use as an eyesight guideline for, say, 10% bodyfat, 6% and 3% if there is such a thing…

You’d almost always get better results measuring yourself than you would by having someone else measure you. This is assuming you’ve done a bit of homework, such as reading Jason Norcross’ Body Composition for Beginners article, and know where the measuring sites are, etc.