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How to Use Body Fat Calipers

In this video Billy Beck III, gives you the scoop on how to properly use skinfold calipers to estimate body fat percentage. Most personal training courses do not teach the specifics on how to use calipers. This creates a lack of confidence in many trainers which results in either the trainer not measuring or inaccurately measuring. At BB3 Personal Training & Performance Center, we use both Harpendon Calipers via Charles Poliquin‘s Biosignature Modulation technique as well as the latest innovation, Ultrasound to determine body fat percentage. In either case, our staff is trained for 12 weeks on the use of calipers and ultrasound. Each client and athlete is measured at least every 4 weeks and then based off of those results we then create or modify the training, nutrition and supplementation plan to meet the client’s specific goal. It takes more than just going through workouts. There is an art and science to physical change and measuring accurately is a foundational component. If you are not assessing then you’re guessing.


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