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Do handheld body fat monitors work?

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In this video I take a look at handheld body fat monitors and expose an easy way to see they are way off.

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152 thoughts on “Do handheld body fat monitors work?

  1. 38? you look more like 26! πŸ‘πŸ‘

    1. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition you’re welcome! πŸ™‚πŸ’ͺ

    2. Thank you!!!

  2. Good video. Guess good calipers will always measure more accurate. You look around 10 %. Suprised to see you can change your age and that instantly makes you leaner

  3. I think that most machines that don’t cost over 1,000 dollars are going to be 3 to 5 % off if you are really in shape (under 12% body fat). The algorithms are set up to work for the majority of people who are medically overweight or obese.

    1. I think even the $100,000 machines are off a few percent. There’s a really good video out there by some fitness guy where he compares different fitness youtubers who had theirs done on the highest quality machines and it makes 0 sense when u compare their physiques. At the end of the day what does the number really matter anyway? It’s the look you’re going for. If you’re happy with what u see, who cares what the number is?

  4. Did you change the setting to athletic? I agree that these are inaccurate but anyone who is extremely athletic and has already bought this should make sure it is set to athletic and keep the age at 20 for more accurate results and subtract 4%. It is a pretty good estimate for people who are not that athletic which is why it is used in many gyms that are trying to save money.

    1. I think so. Can’t be sure

  5. Dude you must Put 48 years old and your weight and your height and give you the right number I’m sorry to break to you but you are 13 percent body fat. It can change like 1 percent if you drank water before so maybe you are 12 percent

    1. You’re a moron. U think this is 12%? And why would I put 48? Did u even pay attention. Bro, go somewhere and lift some weights before u comment on anymore videos.

  6. My results have always been weird. I would get back from a 2 hour run and my body fat would be 18%. 6 hours later it was 8 1/2 %.
    I always wondered if the reading was high because of swelling from the run. My body weight would also drop 6 hours later.

  7. thanks

  8. Big thanks from Texas I was about to get one of these devices!

  9. You dont have it set to ATHLETE. you have it on normal bro. Most dont read the directions. It’s an impedance machine. I bet if you change it to athlete itll make more sense. And age is for BMI NOT bodyfat bro.

    1. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition you are correct. It makes some estimations but if the variables are off, then it will be WAY off.

      For example: lean mass is blood, water, organs, bones, etc.

      You have to tell it that the speed it is traveling (because fat slows it down and water and muscle speed it up because fat doesnt conduct electricity like water and muscle) is caused by your muscularity and not just water.

      You are super low. So on Normal it looks like you have a lot of “water” because at your age, height, and weight, it shouldnt be that fast (unless you are on steroids)

      So you tell it, I’m muscular. I train. This is muscle that is speeding it up and not other lean mass.

      Also, it is a handheld machine. It goes through one hand through your UPPER body and out the other hand to make a “circuit “.

      It has to assume that you are proportionate and your legs are just as ripped (which it may or may not be) this is just for reference, not accuracy. It’s definitely worth it, because everyone uses the foot scale. (Which just does the legs, lower body, not the upper body)

      I use both and track and I’ve lost 75lbs and over 25% bodyfat.

      I tell everyone to take the measurements under All circumstances. Aftereating, or drinking, before workouts, after workouts, before bed, after bed. Then you’ll get a better idea of where you are. More data, more accuracy. Just my 2 cents

    2. But if it’s sending an electric signal through my body to measure how much fat I have, why does it need me to hit athlete?

  10. I did a video. That machine not the greatest but it is consistent if you measure it the same also..

  11. I know this is an old video, but yeah I always wondered why the numbers didn’t make sense. I own that device. Been working out. And the numbers never made sense. Now I know. It simply doesn’t work.

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  13. The idea is to use it to track progress. Not get accurate bodyfat measurements. There is no way of precisely measuring the exact amount of fat in your body. But If you use these analyzers, under the same conditions every time you use them, you can get a pretty accurate representation of the progress you are making. So no they aren’t 100% accurate, yes your age does matter, and yes they are as useful as any other BFP measuring system.

  14. Shit, it couldn’t get any more clear than that. Thanks Brotha!

  15. I got the same model and looked up this video because I noticed my result was identical to a few years ago when I was 15 pounds fatter. I now do 4 gym lifting sessions per week and 5 hardcore swim workouts per week. My height is 5′ 9 1/2” and my weight is 150 pounds. I have around 15% bodyfat but the monitor still shows the same result it did back when I was fatter: 23%. Oddly my gym has the same model.

    1. Yea, a lot of people in the comments say I don’t know what I’m talking about. I bet they would probably try to say that all that work u did hasn’t done jack. Lol. Yea, it’s obvious these things are trash. I spent a lot of time getting stressed out by the number. Now I just go by the mirror and the scale.

  16. I’m 4’11 49 years old weigh 95.2 lbs and the one at the gym says I’m 36.5 body fat with 19.3 bmi. This is weird because I’m a small framed petite woman.

    1. Yea, I don’t trust them. At the end of the day I would just go by the mirror and the scale.

  17. Great video, mate. Was about to order one – glad I watched your video first! Thanks

    1. Nowadays I just go by the mirror. If u think about it, that’s what really matters. If u look the way u want and the machine tells u you’re overweight, who cares?

  18. thank you!

  19. Ok first of all Olympic athletes tend to have 8% body fat so yea I can see you being 13%
    Second the metal plates are measuring electrical resistance in your body. They ask you age because the base line electrical resistance changes as you get older.

    Sorry you’re not happy with your results lol but the machines work.

    1. If you think I’m 13% with a complete 6pack and visible external obliques you’re clueless. And Olympic athletes train for peak performance. Not bodybuilding.

  20. And muscle mass? It’s trustworthy?

  21. Wow, I think you should have done some scientific research on how different factors affect the calculations. The whole β€˜XX shouldn’t matter’ when it does just had the video lose credibility. They’re definitely not 100% accurate but they don’t operate as simply as you make out.

  22. agreed tried one it’s bogus

  23. Your “total body water” (in physiology the water component of the tissue, blood, bones, and elsewhere) goes down as you age in a fairly predictable way. The machine makes some assumptions about what your TBW is based on age. Changing it will change the estimate. Checking it at the same time every day (so there is consistent hydration status) should give you the a consistent reading. You only proved that is uses age as part of its estimate. The only way to prove inaccuracy is to compare it with a dexa scan. Appreciate the video but it is not accurate information nor a valid experiment.

    1. dexa scans are also crap

    2. Im glad you mentioned the water retention etc i was thinking the same thing instinctually . Maybe as we age our tissue water retention changes.

  24. Thanks bro πŸ‘

  25. Great vid. To the point and real examples for the most naive enthusiast.

    1. Thank u!

  26. Thanks for the vid… it’s been driving me crazy.. I’ve been working out twice a day and my bodyfat won’t go down.. I’ve packed on a lot of muscle and the fat is dropping off… but I did just like you.. changed the age and it’s 7-9% difference… these things are shit

    1. I did find a good analyzer.. the skulpt.. its 1-2% difference from the dexa scan and you dont enter age.. you just put the sensor on specific parts of the body.. you should check it out

  27. Tried this one a couple of weeks ago and showed 10.7 % body fat. A friend of mine said that they always show a little bit higher and that’s one of the reasons they are used in the gyms. So in my opinion , if you want to know how much body fat percentage you have, give it a try but you should know that is -1 or – 2% of that what it shows.

  28. awesome video bro

    1. Thanks!

  29. Fuck i bought one

  30. Very good presentation. I was just bumming. I’m 45. One of these damned things just told my body fat was 23% and there’s absolutely no way. I’m in shape, workout 2x a day, eat well, and hydrate a ton. I’ve lost 15 pounds in 9 weeks to cut up and it still says this. There’s just no way.

    1. Yea, forget that thing. The best way to judge is the mirror. At the end of the day who cares what the actual number is anyway. If I look great and any machine says I’m high who cares. I guess high body fat looks good on me then. But yea, forget the machine. A scale, measuring tape and mirror will tell u all u need to know.

  31. BAHAHAHHA I think you’re just mad because you realized you aren’t below 10% body fat

    1. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition well there are other factors that determine it. Higher hydration will give a lower reading. I’ve always been naturally very low BF so during my bulks and cuts it would rise and fall what would appear to be very relative to my weight gain and loss. So for me it’s been helpful.

    2. I don’t disagree with that. But I didn’t find out about the 4% range until recently. This thing used to drive me crazy. It used to tell me I was 15% and even worse than that, it told my buddy who looked like complete crap that he was 16%.

    3. David Whitney Training & Nutrition Everyone knows these measure within a 4% range. It’s not a hidden secret. They aren’t designed to give you a 100% accurate read, they can definitely help track progress though….

    4. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† Yea, you’re right. I’m 14% bf. And I’m the 1 here that’s upset, too.

  32. Age absolutely matters. If you think the body of a 20 year old is the same as a 40 year old you don’t know much about biology. Even if you do body calipers, the calculations for your body fat takes into account your age to get the final number.

    Likewise, this is a tracking device and in no way is it meant to give you an exact number. It is not supposed to be used as a one time ego boosting machine. Rather, it is a machine that will give you consistent results over a long period of time so you can track your progress.

    1. I agree it can help track. So basically it’s like if u have a scale that u know is 5 lbs over.

    2. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition Age matters because as we age, we store body fat differently. When you’re young, a significantly portion of your body fat is stored on the outside of your body but as you age, it starts to pad more of your organs. So, you can have the same measurement but it will calculate that an older person has more body fat on the inside (where the tool can’t measure), thus increasing the percentage.

      Another example is that as we age, our bodies retain significantly less water. An infant is about 70% water, whereas an elderly female is about 45% water. Since this tool relies on electric pulses traveling through your body, it is going to absolutely need your age to properly calculate the body fat percentage based on the pulse results it is getting.

      Like I said above, the tool is flawed in certain ways but if you are able to acknowledge those flaws, you can use this tool as a decently accurate tracking tool, even if the actual results are a few percentage points off from what your real body fat percentage is. If you start with the tool saying you are 18% and months later the tool says you are now at 15%, you can safely assume that you lost about 3% body fat even if in reality, you are actually closer to 12%.

    3. So age matters if youre trying to guess and figure it out. But if u have a machine that’s literally supposed to measure it tell me how age matters? If we do an autopsy and slice someone open and weigh all the fat on their body will we have to factor age? If I’m 180lbs and this machine measures 18 lbs of fat within my body what is my body fat? 10%? Or is it age dependent?

  33. its not based on average people in your age group, the technology is based on electric bioimpedance.

    1. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition they are calculating it based on a formula, which takes into account your age. It should just be used as an approximation and trending purposes. Any type of non invasive monitoring devices are not 100% accurate.

    2. So why does it change based on age? Bro, take a look at me. This thing is off.

  34. Thanks Bro just i was planing to order one …..

  35. Thank you brother, God bless you.

    1. You, too

  36. Thank you very much πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  37. i read online it measures your brain fat and fat surrounding the organs

  38. 13 seconds in “Nope they don’t work”. Thanks for that. All I wanted to know. Here’s your thumbs up.

  39. Saved me 30 quid- nice one

  40. Uh, you seem pretty much in ballpark between 10-13% bodyfat. Did you actually expect this device to give you exact body fat readings? These are based on population data and the algorithm will change for each age group. Looks like a good product to play around with if it actually shows consistent changes to your bodyfat.

  41. I have had the same doubts about my omron device

  42. Thanks man. I just got pissed off by one of those today. Says that I only gained fat after 3 months of diet and exercise

  43. I almost dropped some dough on one of these a few mins ago on amazon, glad I peeped your video first.

    1. Yea, defintely. But like u said, that’s if u know how to use it. But what they’re best for is monitoring. So they may not be great for an exact percentage but they’re great to keep track of progress. But we’re talking about the more expensive 1s. Not the 1s u get for 4.95.

    2. David Whitney Training & Nutrition David Whitney Training & Nutrition I’m gonna check some of those out in a few mins, sounds like the caliper is the most reliable if on knows how to use it, thx for the feedback.

    3. There’s so many diferent ways to measure body fat and there all unreliable. The most accurate is dexa and there’s a great YouTube video out there that shows diferent YouTubers getting theirs done and the results don’t seem right when u compare their physiques

  44. So what can I use instead?

    1. actually, you can use a simple plastic caliber. it shows the changes. However,​ a mirror can do the same in the long run

    2. A mirror, a scale, and a measuring tape. Forget about body fat percentage. The most accurate way is dexa and even that isn’t exact. Just track your progress and go for the look u like.

  45. Yeah you’re about 10 percent body fat so it’s about 4 percent off.

    1. Yea, I was watching something the other day that was saying any method can be as much as 7% off. I don’t even worry about it anymore. I know how i want to look so at the end of the day what difference does a number make. Either I look that way or i got work to do.

  46. I was about to buy one of these things ! You saved me man thx

    1. Maybe they can help if u just want to track it. Like it might not be accurate but maybe it’s always off by the same amount so u can see how much you’ve lost. But honestly I think nothing beats the mirror, a scale and a tape measure. There’s a really good video out there on different fitness YouTubers checking theirs and getting some crazy results.

  47. The monitor uses the info you enter, sends an electrical pulse through your body, and times how long it takes to circulate your body. The reason why changing the age affects the results is because the body goes through natural physiological changes (such as bone density) as we grow older and the device accounts for that. And THAT’S where the device uses Averages. So, you’re wrong about it being β€œgarbage” and not working at all. It’s definitely not the most accurate form, but it does serve its purpose. And no, I don’t work for the company nor am I sponsored by one… I just own/manage a Gym, and it’s a good way to gauge someone’s starting point.

    1. When I use this, the difference or error margin is around +/- 3-4%. If you are a normal person that does not care about weight lifting and body building, then I’m sure that this is pretty accurate. However, if you are body building, gaining muscle and so on, 3-4% difference is a lot. If you are trying to maximize your gains and trying to get to 10-12% body fat, that is a lot of work and pain in terms of dieting. 3-4% difference is big and totally not useful at all.

    2. I disagree because changing the age to 18 should have caused the body fat percentage to increase if the device works as you say.

    3. Additionally, according to a kinesiologist who reviewed one, your body fat is best analyzed after you wake up in the morning and go to the bathroom. He also recommended drinking a glass of water before taking readings. In his opinion, the Omron was accurate to within +-1%. My readings using the Omron have been fairly consistent over the last six weeks since I started following his advice.

      I tried setting the Omron to a lower age myself, and there is no way my body fat % is close to what it read. The age-adjusted reading seemed to be much more accurate. Also, what someone looks like in a video may not be a true representation of where they carry body fat. The person in this video seemed around 12-13% at a glance.

  48. Hey Alpha …so what’s the best analyzer to use .?…I’m 43 years old ….last time had a six pack …when I was 22 but not that’s my goal…got a 4 pack but have skin hanging aligned my belly button that I can’t get rid off….any help would be great

    1. John Doe the most accurate way is a dexa scan, but they’re hard to come by and cost up to $200. I just go by the eye test. When u have a 4 pack your probably around 12-14% 6 pack outline, 10-12, full 6 pack and lower obliques, sub 10.

  49. Good review. So true. I’ve been watching my weight drop & the inches burn away from my waist. The tape measure don’t lie. But my body fat meter stays the same week after week.

  50. I though he said his Instagram name is “Alcohol fitness” lol

  51. Your muscularity and leanness s insane.

    1. +RiotAtTheTop thanks brother

  52. Wow…I use the “higi” station at my local Albertsons, same technology, and it showed a fat % of 25.75% for me….the funny thing is! My mid section went down 1 inch and I’m starting to see muscle definition on me more now. These machines are so wrong! I’m just going to use them as reverence. I was thinking of buying one too. Thanks for this video!

    1. They measure water in your body and only do an estimate on bodyfat based on height, age and weight.

    2. Ricardo Galindo yea, just go by the scale, measuring tape and mirror. Thanks for the comment

  53. Thank you very much brother, you just saved me fifty bucks!!!! You definitely donΒ΄t look like you have more than 10% fat.

    1. +Shan Rafnezden definitely! To me I think the best way to go is the eye test. If u look online they have a bunch of pics that show diferent percentages. They say the most reliable way is a dexa scan but u got to find 1 and it’s about $150. Plus there’s a video on YouTube that shows diferent people getting theirs done and some of the results don’t make sense. At the end of the day, whay does the number reaply matter? It’s really about what look ate u going for not the number.

  54. Yea fuck this thing. I have one and it’s been off for a long time.

    1. +B Tron it had me thinking for years that I was like 14 % bf. Then my boy who looked like crap tried it and he tested at like 16. I was like, what the….

  55. thanks bro

    1. +Radhakrishnan TK you’re welcome.

  56. Great review. I have bought one that I stand on. Absolute shit.

  57. Looks like you cheated and gripped it with strength the last time and not the first. Muscles and facial twitch tell the truth.

    1. +Matthew Wiese wtheck?! Grabbing it strong changes your body comp?

  58. I was tripping out myself. I have one and it was pissing me off. I have beebn working my ass off and not seeing result of maybe more than .5 %. I thought I wasnt going anywhere. You lefted my spirit for real.

  59. Thanks a lot i was about order one wasting my money!! Classic markting gimmick

  60. does height plays a role over here

    1. +Ay well the thing is bone is counted as lean body mass. That’s anything except fat. These things are supposed to send an electrical signal through your body to measure exactly how much fat is on your body. So there’s no reason the calculation should change by changing the age.

    2. Does bone mass count? I heard water retention in the body can drive these things wack. I have a friend who builds and they got 20% while I got 14% despite not being a builder. I had drank over a gallon of water that morning while they were dehydrated.

    3. +LiL SHaz it shouldn’t. Think about it. Body fat percentage is the percent of your body weight that’s fat. All that’s needed to determine that is how much you weigh and how much fat you have. If I’m 200 and have 20 lbs of fat I’m 10 % body fat no matter how tall or old I am.

  61. You are wrong. The Omron measures Body fat and BMI. It’s the BMI that is based on averages, the body fat isn’t at all.

    Omrons are built to give you a ballpark, and are used in doctors offices and wellness clinics across the country for a reason.

    1. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition For some athlete like you it would not be appropriate, you would need a different method like Bod-Pod or Dexa. Other than that, I don’t know about Omron and I personally use a high-grade Tanita machine for personal use and It’s pretty accurate when it’s verified to a bod pod or a Dexa for cetification.

    2. That’s because vendors have highly compensated salesmen shovel their products into said offices and wellness clinics. You are stupid.

    3. Goonercabbie 100% correct. I used to think if a doctor recommended a name brand medication some type of medical equipment that they’ve done research and determined it is a good product but after dating a doctor I see that a lot, not all, doctors are heavily influenced by medical sales reps. It really should be illegal for sales reps to push their products in doctor’s offices.

    4. The reason they’re used in Doctor’s surgeries is because Omron send out reps nationwide and have contracts with doctors who have been given all sorts of freebies. The BMI is an outdated formula and these machines do NOT do what they are supposed to.

    5. +Eric Wright so if I’m 180 lbs what determines my body fat percentage? My age or the amount if fat on my body? If it is the amount of fat then why does my body fat percentage change when I change the age? If I’m 180 and I have 18 lbs of fat on my body, then I have 10 % body fat no matter what my age is. But not according to this.

  62. I was tempted to order one. Thanks for this review 😘

    1. Bimba Bella πŸ–•πŸ½πŸ–•πŸ½

    2. +Bimba Bella no problem. πŸ™‚

  63. Well if you change the age of course it would skew with the formula. I understand what you’re trying to say, age should not matter and it should just be based on the pounds of fat you have relative to your body weight but these monitors measure based on electrical current flows within your body so that would be affected based on your age. So if you change a variable like age, obviously it would give a different reading. Though you are right, these monitors are BS and don’t give an accurate representation of body fat what so ever. However, i still recommend them and use them with my clients because it give you a starting point and you can progress from that number. So if it says 15% and a month later it says 12%, then i know progress is being made, even though 12% is probably not accurate.

    1. Yup. There is no accurate way to measure BPF. But Id say its damn close. And at least if its off by a few % you can still track progress, which really is the point of the measurement. Calipers are just as bad at giving you an accurate measurement, but they are considered more reliable as calipers aren’t affected by your gut content and hydration levels the way these BIA measurements are. Best way is just use them in the morning when you are fasted and haven’t drank anything. Still doesn’t guarantee an accurate measurement, but guarantees a close measurement, which is useful.

  64. Good review!

    1. +ζ—…ηΎŽεͺ½εͺ½ηŽ©ε…·&遊記 thank you

  65. what % are you in this video? I want to be like That!

    1. Guy, this is 15% bodyfat:

      Go do a dexa scan, although they are not 100% accurate either and can be easily manipulated with carb + waterloading beforehand. Its not just about how you look. Are you less than 5mm on calipers around the stomach?

    2. David Whitney Training & Nutrition fucking beast mode.

    3. Right now I’m 196 at about 9% bf

    4. Lol, this guy isnt under 10% bodyfat. He may actually be 13% bodyfat.

    5. AlphaHawk Fitness Damn 195 LEAN at 5′ 10″ is absolutely exceptional. Would like to see if you accomplished close or right on with your goal.

  66. Thank you for showing this. We are looking for a body fat meter, but I guess the only correct way to measure our body fat is with a caliper.

    1. +er ba calipers are not really reliable for body fat measuring. But they are really good for tracking progress. The best way and only really reliable way is dexa. But it’s over $100 and not easy to find. I just go by the mirror. That’s definitely more reliable than these things. When your entire 6 pack is showing you’re around 8%. When you have all but the very bottom by your navel showing you’re around 10. When you have the outline of a 6 pack you’re around 12. Over that don’t worry about it. Lol.

  67. thank you for the video I was about to buy it.

  68. Appreciate the video man. I was about to purchase this but now I’ll pass. I also hit that like and subscribe button. Thanks again.

    1. +AlphaHawk Fitness lol. Wrong video. I thought this was a comment on my last video. But yea, these things suck.

    2. +robino41510707 thanks a lot. That’s appreciated. Yea, today was the first day since Friday that I took it. I did a big scoop and I didn’t feel anything.

  69. thanks

  70. Thanks a lot dude i was just about to buy these and saw your video. You saved my money!! Great vids keep it up

    1. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition I understand… I’m a Dr. Who just happens to be a quadriplegic. I have times when I’m bigger than others, but now I’m on my ripped side. I’m 47..6’2 and 165… I appreciate your channel and the knowledge you kick out… Please keep be it up….

    2. @Reginald Rodges I’m not that lean anymore. I’m around 215 and i still have a 6pack. But nothing like I was. But I don’t even care too much about it anymore. I’m just trying to get stronger without getting fat

    3. You do look Great though!!!!!!!

    4. @David Whitney Training & Nutrition when I saw you I was thinking around 11%… And I have been called crazy before… Go do the calibers and you will more than likely see I’m right….

    5. You’re crazy if u think I’m over 10%

  71. I think much more important than body fat percentage is body fat thickness. It is the thickness that determines how lean you look. If you have a ton of muscle that will lower your body fat percentage without making you look any leaner with better muscle definition. So, I think we should measure in cm or mm, not percentage.

  72. Subscribed! Definitely glad I found you. You’ve got a lot of useful knowledge to share πŸ™‚

    1. +Taylor Ryan Music Thank u so much. I’m in school right now becoming a certified nutritionist so it’s a little hard to keep up with putting out content.

  73. Good vid

  74. Thanks bro I’ve been using that for the last year and always felt it never read right.

    1. Yeah, they had me fooled for years until I read an article about them just estimating based on age, height and weight

  75. I use the Skulpt Aim for body fat measures with myself and my pupils and it is the most accurate device I ever tried almost Dexa scanning. It is easy to use and you also have a app for tracking and progression. I recommend it to everyone who is in the fitness sector or personal trainer it is definitely a great tool.

    1. Thanks! I’m definitely going to look into that.

  76. Nice Alpha. I use Calipers a few months ago in May I was 15 percent then in June 11.3 and July 11.3 and this month 9.8
    The thing is I think I look around 10-11 seems to be somewhat accurate. At least I know I am on the right track.
    Hoping to get to like 8 percent. I am doing the 3 site testing. Awesome channel thx.

    1. Yeah, that’s what I use know. I use a caliper, a tape measure and the scale to track my progress. And as far as body fat goes I just look at myself and guess. I know to have the full 6-pack you have to be around 8. And to have the bottom external oblique you probably have to be slightly under. Thanks for watching!

  77. Good job exposing that gimmick!

    1. Yeah, they had me frustrated for a long time. Thanks for watching!

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