Myprotein Skinfold Caliper

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Product Overview

The Myprotein Skinfold Caliper is a precision instrument designed for use in the performance of skinfold thickness measurements from which estimates of body fat can be derived. Myprotein Skinfold Calipers also include measurement chart for males and females, ages 18-65 which can be used as a guideline for calculating body fat.

Key features

  • Skinfold Caliper body fat chart included
  • Consistent pressure marker measuring system that allows you to record fat measurements accurately
  • Measurement Range: Approx. 0-2.76inch/0-7cm
  • Myprotein branded

Note. Please allow a little size error due to manual measurement.

    Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.

    Key Benefits

    • Easy and accurate body fat measurements in minutes
    • Ideal for personal trainers and Fitness instructors
    • Very light easy to transport

    Suggested Use

    For accurate and repeatable tests, follow the below guidelines for taking skinfold measurements. Following a standard method of assessment helps ensure accuracy and repeatability on future testing.

    • Instruct the test subject to keep the muscles relaxed during the test.
    • Mark the skinfold site using a pen with water soluble ink. Use a tape measure to accurately find the mid-points.
    • The skinfold should be firmly grasped by the thumb and index finger, using the pads at the tip of the thumb and finger. Gently pull the skinfold away from the body.
    • The Caliper should be placed perpendicular to the fold, on the site marked, dial up, at approximately 1 cm below the finger and thumb. While maintaining the grasp of the skinfold, allow the Caliper to be released so that full tension is placed on the skinfold.
    • A minimum of two measurements should be taken at each site. If repeated tests vary by more than 1 mm, repeat the measurement. If consecutive measurements become increasingly smaller, the fat is being compressed. Go to another site and come back a little later and recheck the problem site.
    • The final value recorded should be the average of the two that seems best to represent the skinfold fat site.

    Customer Reviews

    Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group.

    Summary

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    (30 reviews)

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    Too flimsy to be reliable

    Overall:

    2

    Effectiveness:

    1

    I hate to be negative, but after following the instructions provided and checking with several online methods of estimating body fat with calipers, it's clear that these are terribly inaccurate. Either that or my body fat percentage really is under 7%, and somebody should inform my bathroom mirror.

    Sun Feb 15 16:10:41 GMT 2015 by

    Cheap and Nasty

    Overall:

    1

    I'm a big fan of all Myprotein products so hate to be negative but these calipers are terrible. The clicker designed to show you how hard to press actives before you even touch any skin. The instructions using 1 point method is also very inaccurate. If you want accurate results or even just results for that matter I highly suggest spending a bit more elsewhere and getting decent calipers.

    Goes Well With:

    Bin

    Wed Sep 02 20:54:38 GMT 2015 by

    Fat measure

    Overall:

    5

    It does what it is supposed to! Easy to use, understandable results.

    Goes Well With:

    Low body fat

    Thu Feb 18 23:24:40 GMT 2016 by

    Great destructions for use

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Myprotein should make a video to guide through the written process given. Hot cakes so to speak.

    Goes Well With:

    Without over priced sporadically false reading scales.

    Tue Dec 30 20:19:57 GMT 2014 by

    Good

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Easy to use and the price was very economic.

    Mon Oct 03 07:29:54 GMT 2016 by

    Nice

    Overall:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    4

    Does it's job for the money

    Thu Sep 15 13:30:28 GMT 2016 by

    Good product

    Overall:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    4

    Cheap but works - perhaps not the most accurate bit of equipment, but still good value for money

    Tue Aug 02 21:17:17 GMT 2016 by

    Skin caliper

    Overall:

    3

    Good but not as a accurate as could be

    Fri Jul 08 09:17:38 GMT 2016 by

    Not very good

    Overall:

    1

    Mixability:

    1

    Taste:

    1

    Effectiveness:

    1

    The slider moves as soon as the compression is release, so we can't see ne number.

    Wed Jun 29 17:35:30 GMT 2016 by

    Don't Use The Slider and Use More Than One Site

    Overall:

    3

    Effectiveness:

    4

    It's a pretty standard piece of equipment so I don't think there's much room for error; however, it has its faults. The main one of these being the slider which is used to record your reading for you; this slider moves as soon as I release the compression, making it utterly useless. The other fault I found was with the instructions, telling me to use only the suprailiac site to test on. You don't need to go far into anatomy to discover that different people for fat in different locations at different quantities. So, in summary, if you're going with this piece of equipment, observe the reading for yourself, not using the slider, and use at least one upper body, trunk and lower body test to determine the fat %. Obviously, that means you'll have to search elsewhere to find a calculator for what the readings represent in fat %.

    Goes Well With:

    Multiple Site Readings

    Wed Jun 08 15:24:24 GMT 2016 by

    Skinfold callipers

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Excellent piece of equipment and has helped me immensely! First call delivery for timing and quality of product is excellent also.

    Goes Well With:

    All my fitness equipment

    Mon Mar 07 17:22:23 GMT 2016 by

    Great for keeping track of fat loss

    Overall:

    4

    Effectiveness:

    4

    These are great calipers and would much prefer to measure progress with body fat reduction with these than standing on a set of scales as I don't see how they can tell u anything other than ur weight accurately.

    Fri Mar 04 11:41:31 GMT 2016 by

    Mrs

    Overall:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    4

    Great product, easy to use and inexpensive.

    Mon Feb 22 20:26:01 GMT 2016 by

    Myprotein Skinfold Caliper

    Overall:

    4

    Effectiveness:

    4

    I use this every sunday just to make sure i dont get my fat % to high while bulking.and im going once a month to an official b.f test its price is good and it does what it made for.

    Goes Well With:

    low fat %

    Fri Feb 12 13:45:34 GMT 2016 by

    Does the job well

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Does what is says on the tin, simple effective. For this price what more could you want?

    Mon Feb 08 12:13:35 GMT 2016 by

    Useful for tracking fat loss

    Overall:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    4

    For the price these are really good. The body fat that they calculated for myself seems a reasonable estimate so I think they're a good tool for getting an idea of your body fat %. Of course they're not going to be 100% accurate but they at least allow you to get an estimate so that you can compare the figures week after week. So they give you a good idea of how much fat you are losing.

    Sat Jan 30 17:35:18 GMT 2016 by

    Fat calipers

    Overall:

    4

    Helps to keep on track of body fat

    Mon Jan 25 13:08:44 GMT 2016 by

    Caliper

    Overall:

    3

    It's not so stable, every time after the "click" the scale moves if I move the caliper..

    Mon Dec 07 12:21:16 GMT 2015 by

    Fat caliper

    Overall:

    5

    Easy to use and precise. Better if combined with some app that does the maths for you! Very satisfied! ^_^

    Sat Nov 07 08:30:53 GMT 2015 by

    Caliper

    Overall:

    5

    Product arrived very quickly. Measurments were taken easy and accurately. Thank you myprotein

    Tue Aug 11 10:39:36 GMT 2015 by

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