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theunknownknight
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How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?










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re: How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?



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theunknownknight
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re: How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?


Perhaps. I just don't see how they could possibly be counted on to be accurate other than some arbitrary height to weight ratio which isn't very accurate in and of itself.





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foshizzle
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re: How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?


Not very. I've measured myself on the same day with two different ones and got answers over 5% apart from each other.

That said, if you use the same machine over time and it goes up, then your BF% probably is going up even if the exact number isn't right.






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BeachDude022
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They're off pretty badly. Just use the 7 site caliper method.





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TigerFanatic1
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re: How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?


Not very accurate at all. Drink a lot of water and see how lean you are.





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Carson123987
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How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?


You self conscious, brah?






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The Boat
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Can you play X box with that thing?





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IMJ127
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re: How accurate are hand-held body fat calculators?


Not very. Thrown off by water intake and lack of.





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