[quote="Talyn"]Callipers only really work if they are used by someone skilled with them. Using them on yourself is next to worthless. Better off saving your money and just taking progress photos each week.
It's good you've finally decided on a goal. Now don't change your mind again eh?
I've read a bunch of places that calipers are the only way to accurately measure your own body fat, so that was why I wanted to get some. The ones I was looking at seemed pretty easy to use, with a slider that marks the measurement so you don't lose it trying to read the thing. The ones at the store were like $17 though, so I'm not getting them. I don't know if pictures would help, even if I do remember to take them, because I'm not trying to look a certain way. The goal is to get body fat fairly low so I can start gaining weight again with a clean slate, instead of just putting more fat on top of the existing fat until I can't see my feet anymore.
I've had a chance to talk to several 300+ pound guys. Only one says just keep eating till I am big enough, and I'll never be big enough. But, he is pretty much a tub of lard with arms and legs. The others say that is definitely not the way to go unless I'm taking PEDs or want to be a fat blob. The consensus among the beasts is that I should get lean then start gaining weight slowly, working off fat as necessary. Seems you lose a lot of time and strength trying to get fat under control if you wait till the end.
1x?@ 95 lbs wasn't paying attention and lost count, maybe ~7
1x3@ 145 lbs
1x3@ 165 lbs
1x3@ 185 lbsLeg Curls
3x10@ 100 lbs
various abs stuff then like 10 minutes on stationary bike, just messing around really, next week will get serious with conditioning, using this week as a transition sort of, since it was meant to be deload anyway