Originally Posted by chess9
If you use the Tanita scale on the normal setting it will give you a slightly high bodyfat percentage. If you can use the athlete mode, it is much more accurate.
For you it would be accurate since you're an athlete, but for the average Joe, the athlete setting will give too low a reading.
I think the Tanita scale is good if you just want to keep track of how much your bodyfat is decreasing.
Actually measuring tape is all you need. Just measure your waist (most tapered point) and your belly (across your belly button) and keep track.