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Measuring Bodyfat Percentage?


I bought accru-measure calipers and they read 4% BF. Which is BS coz I got a pot belly but I am lean everywhere else.
How do I get a true reading of BF?


You can use an Omron hand held device. They aren’t super accurate, but they will usually be consistent. So, it might read you as a percent too high or low, but it will likely always read you the same way.


Did you read here:

Make sure that you pinch as big a piece of fat as possible. Don’t just pinch the skin, take a hold of the whole lump of fat at the site.


Also, you know how to use the chart right? It’s not 4 millimeters - is it?