Originally Posted by BoostedBMW
Yeah, hydrostatic BF testing is probably the most accurate, but for most people simply using a caliper to determine the delta during your body recomp is really what you're after. For example going from 13 to 10% BF and seeing the change of 3% is more important than if you really started at 14% and went down to 11%... at the end of the day its just a # to use for reference. Give or take 1% bf doesn't really matter, the change is what's important, which is why a $15 BF caliper is a good investment IMO.
I've never heard of a caliper, so I Googled it and it came up with little rulers and construction websites. Then I was like "wtf?? how does that measure body fat?" so I came back to your post and realized it was a "body fat caliper". -_-!