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Old 10-05-2003, 10:50 AM
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Default This weighing scale fat measuring machine

I saw this in one of the shops today and it looked like a weighing scale which we just step on. It's supposed to measure our body fat. I asked the salesman how and he said it's a combination of a calculation of our height (we just input), weight, age (input again) and the pulse from the soles of our feet. Ridiculous or not?
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Old 10-05-2003, 12:02 PM
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Default Makes a good plant stand

They are JUNK and do NOT work. PERIOD!
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Old 10-05-2003, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: Makes a good plant stand

Ya, I've got one of them scales and use it mainly as reference...it certainly is NOT accurate b.f measurements. The scale that I have is about 15% off....ya that much!! I am 15% at present but that ****ed thing reads 30%....so with that in mind, I always subtract 15 from the total, just as a reference in between actual calliper meaurements.

Save your money honey, and buy a pair of callipers instead [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 10-05-2003, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Makes a good plant stand

I work for a safety testing lab and we tested one of those. The Engineers were talking about it and made me try it. There I came with... 29% bf [img]/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] The funny part was when one of the big guys in the lab (6'5, around 250 and with a big gut) got 11% [img]/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] That one was hilarious [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 10-05-2003, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Makes a good plant stand

The method it uses is "bioelectrical impedence" which measures the time it takes for an electrical current to flow through your body. The theory is that if you are mostly muscle, it will flow through at a different rate than if you are mostly fat.

But as others have said, they are not very accurate. At best, it might be able to provide a quick view into upward or downward trend, but even then I wouldn't rely on it. Depending on the time you use it, how much water you have or haven't drinken, your recent meal compositions, etc, it can vary to greatly.

Save your money and use calipers and a measuring tape to monitor progress!
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Old 10-05-2003, 06:02 PM
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lol . . .why? why would u do such a thing save money to buy calipers n measuring tape? u save ur money to buy food!! n just borrow ur friends calipers [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 10-05-2003, 07:38 PM
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those biometiacsialsate emeptnenfankneneticslalosis. things dont work well.. And i hear they do work if you go thru a whole crap load of things.. such as not drinking water or eating for 10 hours and then using it in the morning...
and other things...
But its still inaccurate in the end anyways

PLus the one you use says you just input hiehgt and age

those are WAAYYYY off.... they use the "Chart" method where they have a SUper dooper general idea of a person body fat percentage by their hieght and weight. these are garbage cause say your a body builder and your 5'3 250lbs all RIPPED like lee priest.. and he steps on the machine itll say he is 3540% bodyfat. (Exageration)
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: Makes a good plant stand

There is a website called http://www.mybodycomp.com that will give you a free bodyfat analysis based on your measurements using a tape measure. Has anyone tried this and is it accurate? It is free to sign up and use.
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Old 10-06-2003, 11:04 AM
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There is a website called http://www.mybodycomp.com that will give you a free bodyfat analysis based on your measurements using a tape measure. Has anyone tried this and is it accurate? It is free to sign up and use.

[/ QUOTE ]

I just went there and plugged in all my measurements etc...and it says that I am 26.99%b.f....I'm actually about 15% with the callipered method.....need to get re-tested soon, but that was last measure...
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Old 10-06-2003, 11:24 AM
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Even to see a trend they don't work. I lost several pounds of fat by calliper standards, looked WAY better - had muscles showing all over and the scale said I gained fat and lost muscle. Piece of crap!
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