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pltwife
07-06-2006, 02:54 PM
I got mine in the mail today and was so excited, but dang that thing is hard to use. I dont know if I'm pinching the right area. I've gotten mutliple readings and now I'm totally confused. I want to do it right so I can track progress. Any hints?

Ninja J
07-06-2006, 04:08 PM
I use accu-measure ..as for the instrument ... You'll need to make sure to stop as soon as the part that reads "Press" clicks into place. Make sure to have the slider thing all the over to the side.....
uhm .. when testing, you'll need to grab a chunk and jiggle it. Jiggle as to seperate the fat from the muscle. I make sure to test that I've got the right stuff by flexing. Usually if I don't have any muscle grabbed, I feel no pulling on the skin/fat that I'm holding. Also, don't go by their guide.
Here's a good place to use:
http://www.rustyiron.net/formfem.htm
http://www.rustyiron.net/formfem7.htm

One does it for a 3 site method and the other is a 7 site. The 7site method is supposed to be more accurate.

pltwife
07-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Well, I think that I am around 21% according to the accumeasure one site test. I tried to do the three site test, but I couldnt really do the tricep one. The bf came out WAY too low--only 14%. I know I am not that low. I will have to have someone do it for me. Thanks!