MetaCal - BodyFat Caliper Description from Sequoia Fitness Products
MetaCal BodyFat Calipers are the low cost accurate alternative. You will not find a less expensive caliper! This body fat tester, in an earlier generation, was one of the first body fat calipers tested and approved by American Hospital Supply. Now, as times change, Sequoia Fitness is helping you change your body. MetaCal meets the Military Standard for Physical Readiness - can you?
MetaCal BodyFat Calipers come packed with a user manual including unique instructions to measure body fat percent as well as measurement charts for males and measurement charts for females, ages 18-65. We used the 3-site Jackson Pollack body density equations for active adults to generate the results. A body fat percent interpretation chart is available on line so you can see how you do relative to others.
If you are familiar with body fat testing there are four simple tests:
1. Pinch your skinfold on the right side of your body with your left hand.
2. Use the caliper with your right hand, with your thumb on the press up button.
3. Align the arrows on the caliper arms and read the mm marking on the caliper.
4. Measure 3 sites and check the chart where age and mm (sum of 3 tests) meet.