The measurement of skin fold thickness is a common method for determining body fat composition. There are many tools available for measuring skinfolds.
The Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 skinfold caliper is a small, simple and inexpensive plastic caliper (see specs), that is surprisingly accurate and reliable (see studies). This caliper is widely used due to it's cheap price and partly due to it's recommendation in the best selling book Body-for-LIFE by Bill Phillips and endorsment by the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation.
With such a small and convenient caliper, it is easy to accurately test yourself in the privacy of your own home (see instructions). The caliper also has a unique feature that of a sliding marker that will remain after testing each site so that you can check your measurement before resetting it. This product includes an instruction booklet with all the information you need for body fat measurement, including body fat measurement charts and a chart for tracking results, making it a great do-it-yourself kit.
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