bioelectrical body composition

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  1. nathanbx

    nathanbx New Member

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    Theres a college coming to my gym doing bioelectrical body composition tests for 2 dollars, is this the same shit as though trashy bodyfat scales, or is a little more accurate, the real question is would it be worth the two dollars, it says the procedure takes 5 minutes, if it was just the scale I'd think it'd only take 5 seconds
     
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    Maybe they put electrodes on various body parts... kind of like the multiple point caliper test?
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    most of the ones you grip or stand on all ask for age/height etc. There not doing shit other then a math equation and making you think there using electricity. My gym had a really expensive one and I was a 6 pinch calipered 4% 3 days from a show and this thing read me at 11%. CRAP!!!!!!
     
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    it's just two bucks dude
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    well, i would think they could calculate the resistance of your boddy, but thus us not accurate, as skin is less resistave than fat, i believe.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    the man has a point :rofl:
     
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    man? :hsugh:
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    oh crap...that was before the other post i think...im on 25 carbs give me some slack here
     
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    it's cool :big grin: i'm having a shitty day as well :hs:
     
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    Well true, but if it's as shitty as the scale it's not worth two cents or the time
     
  11. Hood Moses

    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    How effective, are soundwaves for judging bodyfat?
    My roommate said thats what they used when he was swimming, it said he was 4% with 0 abs showing.
     
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    Your bodyweight and height and age effect the equation used in figuring your body composition, the electrical signal isnt' everything.

    My college gym had a handheld electrical thing. Just slightly changing how strongly i gripped would throw the readings off a few percent. Getting my hands wet before using it would really fuck things up :o
     
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    No dunk tank, no care.
     
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