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wtf is up with that bio electrical impodence crap

wtf is up with that bio electrical impodence crap
ok im just a little heated right now. ive been cutting for awhile coming up on the end and i want to see if im at my 12 percent yet. i make a few calls to places that do body fat testing and all they have is this bio electrical shit which as most of you know is completly in accurate. all i want is for one place to do hydro testing or caliper or somthin but everywhere i go they say they do bio. can anyone tell me why? i know its cheap but dont people realize how inaccurate this is most of the time?
Chris

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ok im just a little heated right now. ive been cutting for awhile coming up on the end and i want to see if im at my 12 percent yet. i make a few calls to places that do body fat testing and all they have is this bio electrical shit which as most of you know is completly in accurate. all i want is for one place to do hydro testing or caliper or somthin but everywhere i go they say they do bio. can anyone tell me why? i know its cheap but dont people realize how inaccurate this is most of the time?
Chris people think anything digital or electrical or anything that has to sticked on the skin (the conducting pads) must be accurate. the companies take advantage of the stupidity of the masses and the knowledgable get shafted during the process.
my gym (lifetime fitness) offers two bf% readings. caliper and electrical impedance. the former is free, the latter costs somewhere around $100. yeah...gotta love corporations taking advantage of general retardness.

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people think anything digital or electrical or anything that has to sticked on the skin (the conducting pads) must be accurate. the companies take advantage of the stupidity of the masses and the knowledgable get shafted during the process.
my gym (lifetime fitness) offers two bf% readings. caliper and electrical impedance. the former is free, the latter costs somewhere around $100. yeah...gotta love corporations taking advantage of general retardness. hey i was thinking of buy one of those scales that measure your bodyfat %, so your saying buying one of these is useless?

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Anything you can afford for yourself is generally a waste and will only give a rough estimate and I mean ROUGH estimate. It's decent for the average person who may be 15% + but for any serious person who is monitoring their training with a serious goal in mind will be constantly baffled with the readings these products will give you. 1 standard deviation of error is terrible (+/- 5-10%) so if you're cutting or pretty lean these products are not worth your time. Use a mirror; it's free or get a decent health professional to run the calipers.

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your best bet is to use calipers. Use them in the morning when you wake up and take quite a few readings. Average them together to get your result. Even then it wont be exactly accurate but it will give you a very good idea.

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ok im just a little heated right now. ive been cutting for awhile coming up on the end and i want to see if im at my 12 percent yet. i make a few calls to places that do body fat testing and all they have is this bio electrical shit which as most of you know is completly in accurate. all i want is for one place to do hydro testing or caliper or somthin but everywhere i go they say they do bio. can anyone tell me why? i know its cheap but dont people realize how inaccurate this is most of the time?
Chris It's not THAT inaccurate...especially if you're doing it at the right time of day, right after you get up.

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Its not worth paying for. You will just be told a number, nothing will change afterwards, you will just continue with your goals until you look how you want to look.





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