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Old 01-15-2011, 08:58 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Carl1174 View Post
Cheers Steve... i am aiming for 6lbs of pure muscle by the end of the year

How would you recommend I get my bf tested (so i can keep check that I'm doing things right), calipers ??

Carl.
That's a very reasonable goal.

I do a 3-point caliper test and it is fairly accurate and consistent. There is a calculator on the bottom of this page that I use:

Bodybuilding.com - Calipers: Are They Effective For Measuring Body-fat? - David Robson

You certainly can do a more in depth caliper at more points, but for convenience, I've found the 3 point to be quick and easy.

What I usually do is caliper every day for 5 days and take the average. I use this as my baseline. Then, say, 2 months down the road I will do the same. It should give you a fairly accurate idea of body recomposition, even if the bodyfat percentage is a few points off - if that makes sense?
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