Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone here has any experience measuring body fat. so far I have done 3 forms of measurements. I got my skin Calipers in the mail so i was eager to try them out.
I have done
InBody (body scanner at the gym) calculated me at about 21% body fat
Tape Measure style, measuring at my naval 36.5 inches and 15.5 inch neck (below Adams apple) approx. 21% body fat.
Jackson-Pollock 3 Body Fat Formula for Males which estimated me at approx. 16% body fat.
(the average for 3 measurements were Chest 12.3mm, Mid section area 28.83mm, leg 12.16mm)
this last one i found to be a bit irritating because i thought the calipers were gonna be more accurate. granted it was my first time doing it and i was performing the test alone (pretty sure i was doing it right), i just don't think a 5% difference is acceptable. I know looking in the mirror 21% is way more realistic.
my questions are:
1. how accurate is the Jackson-Pollock 3 Body Fat Formula for Males?
2. what measurements does everyone else use and do you use them alone or with assistance?
3. what is your thoughts on in the InBody Scanner if you have ever used one?
32 year old Male
5 foot 9 inches
if I left anything out let me know. thanks