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The answer will depend on your body fat percentage and purpose. As BIA scales don't cope well with athletes / bodybuilders (body fat < 10%), and generally don't take account of race. Fat calipers aren't very accurate on the obese, similarly the military regression equations are based on data from military bodies and are designed to assess whether an ...


I think a well used caliper is what you're looking for, it might not tell you the exact fat% number, but the skin folds WILL decrease as you lose fat, meaning you can measure changes quite accurately.


Try US Navy method its really accurate For Men (Measurements in Inches): %Fat = (86.010*LOG(abdomen - neck) - 70.041*LOG(height) ) + 36.76 For Women (Measurements in Inches): %Fat = 163.205*LOG(abdomen + hip - neck) - 97.684*LOG(height) - 78.38

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