Is the accumeasure caliper accurate if I'm 265 lbs.?

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  1. pmata814

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    I've read that if you are very overweight then the accumeasure caliper would not give accurate results. Has anybody used this caliper? Would I be able to use it succesfully?

    I am male and weigh 265 lbs. and am 5' 9".

    I am trying to follow the Tom Venuto "Burn the fat, build the muscle" book and he recommends measuring and tracking your body fat every week.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. tennisdad65

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    Tracking your body fat will be important at a lower weight ..say 190 lb.. right now the weighing machine is probably your best feedback.

    For guys at 5-9, 265 lbs, with high fat content, you need to lose about 70+ lbs before you can start thinking about a caliper.

    If you are a buffed up body builder and will be all muscle at 5-9, 230 or so :) then a caliper makes sense.
     
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  3. Rickson

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    I used to use a skyndex electronic caliper and it couldn't give an accurate reading if the bodyfat was too thick to fit into the caliper range. Your first goal should be to bring your bf down so that it's not that thick because if the calipers can't pinch your bf, you're bf is definitely high.
     
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  4. pmata814

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    Thanks guys. It makes a lot of sense...and I actually feel pretty dumb to have even asked the question :oops: I just wanted to follow Tom Venuto's instructions to the letter and didn't even think logically I guess.
     
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