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How to Use Calipers to Determine Body Fat Percentage



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Hi, today I'm going to show you how to use calipers to estimate body fat percentage. there are a lot of different calipers out  there are Harpenden calipers which are anywhere from 400 to 500 dollars which are the top of the line the best stuff you're going to find in the clinical setting and the upper
level personal trained Studios then there are the very common Lane calipers which are two to three hundred dollars.
in most cases and most personal trainers use those ones but if you're going to estimate your body fat percentage at home I recommend using something called an AK you measure caliper, now this is
what it looks like it's an inexpensive the device it's about ten bucks and in that ten bucks, you take one site now. I recommend doing more than one site and when you do the measurements make sure
you use the scientific approach don't randomly take measurements here and there make sure you take it from the same site under the same conditions, because of a lot of people if you do it before or after your workout , it's going to be a difference between before and after in other words if you do triceps
you just work them there's more blood in the area so you're  measurement is going to be higher post-workout than pre-workout so always take your measurements before your workout or at least two hours afterward now I'm going to show you just how to take a single measurement here we're
going to use the triceps there are formulas for up to 12 different sites on the body we're just going to do one taken from the triceps but this is you want to first know exactly where doing so normally,
I would take a measure, measuring tape and find the exact spot, and use that same spot every time when you take a measurement you want to make sure that you pinch and then pull out slightly a lot of people just randomly, grab and then plop it on it's usually not that great of an experience for the
client or for the trainer so when you do this pinch pull after you locate the exact spot hold the calipers
perpendicular to the spot make sure they're not up to make sure they're not down and once you do it you'll then click, and then it'll show your results. I recommend doing three sites three measurements at each site and that was the best way to estimate your body fat the percentage I'm billy back to the third and this has been how to estimate your by fat percentage using calipers

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