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Old 08-20-2003, 01:57 AM
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Default Female caliper tests (3 point?)

I need a test for testing bf with calipers. I can't use the one in the body fat testing guide because it involves the measurement of too many areas. I have a hell of a time trying to measure my back, actually, I wasn't even able to, so my bf testing was pretty inaccurate.

I need one where I can test myself. Are there other options (smaller point tests, etc)?
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Female caliper tests (3 point?)

Do as I do, I take the 9-point measurements myself except the back, the back I put the same as last one when wife measured. She takes the back measurement ones a month so then I get a new value. You get a pretty accurate bf-% this way.
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:54 AM
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Get someone to help you with the test. The more sites you get, the more accurate the test will be.
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Get someone to help you with the test. The more sites you get, the more accurate the test will be.

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The only person I live with is my dad, and I don't want him doing that.

I know if I have more sites that it will be more accurate, but obviously I can't get those because like I said above.
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You can take a 4 site:

Jackson & Pollock 4-Site15: Abdomen, Suprailiac, Thigh, Tricep, Age



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What's the formula for that?
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:08 PM
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Here's the three point formula:

For women:

Db = 1.0994921 (.0009929)(sum of three skin folds) + (.0000023)(sum of three skin folds^2) (.0001392)(age)


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Yu amazing coming back with that technical, precise formula right after she asks.
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Here's the three point formula:

For women:

Db = 1.0994921 (.0009929)(sum of three skin folds) + (.0000023)(sum of three skin folds^2) (.0001392)(age)


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What's "DB?"

Could you possibly simplify this forumla? I'm really horrible with math, so I'm really confused by all of these numbers.

What does the "^2" mean?
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^2 means "to the power of two".
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