Refers to questions regarding body measurement.

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How can I measure my fitness at home without any instruments? [closed]

I need to measure my fitness, so I wanted to know the following things: What items should be considered when determining if a person is completely fit. What tests are available to calculate the ...
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Guidelines for taking useful progress pictures

I started weightlifting three months ago, aiming to bulk up. So far I've just been monitoring my weight to make sure that I'm putting on weight, but this is of course a poor statistic. I'm also ...
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Fitness assessments

I would like to do all kind of fitness related assessments that are not to difficult/costly. They should produce reports that can be understood by similar professionals. Ideally it should be ...
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What equipment is available to a layman for measuring blood values?

During the past year I've consumed a great deal of information about health and fitness. While some changes to diet and exercise will give visibible results on the outside, I am curious about what's ...
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Alternatives to CTL, ATL and TRIMP for running?

I'm an avid runner and like so many other runners, I like to get a measurement or number for my current fitness. I use the measurements for two purposes: to see how the different types of exercises ...
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Why does the suprailliac skinfold body fat method depend on age?

Skinfold measurement charts like the Accumeasure one shown below for suprailliac measurement have the same caliper measurement representing different body fat %s in different age groups. Maybe other ...
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How do I measure Vo2Max at home without specialized equipment?

I'm about to start the Tabata routine to increase my cardio endurance. The best I've found is this calculator. Are those results accurate? If not, please suggest an alternative.
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Fitness asssesment for boulderers?

This question is a general question about fitness but it does not address the important features of boulderers such as strength of skin, strength of finger/arm/hand muscles and ...
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What should I look for in electronic measurement of body composition?

Would one combined with a scale be sufficient? Or is better to measure on other points? Is the accuracy about the same for all scales? One thing I really need is something that stores or transmits ...
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How can power tracking tools such as MyoTest or Tendo Unit help my weight training?

I'm investigating tools that can be used to analyze weight training performance. Let's say I'm doing a squat. Besides my gut feeling, how can I know how well I'm lifting? How much force am I applying? ...
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Measure performance in kettlebell?

How can I measure my performance and how many calories I burn during swings, high pulls, etc, when exercising with kettlebells? I want to measure how effective I was during training. I am also ...
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Weird measurements of my heart monitor

I use a "Polar WearLink heart rate sensor with Bluetooth" while running and my smart phone with Run Keeper to monitor among other things my heart rate. I also use earphones to get information from Run ...
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How to track Fitness effort manually? [closed]

This can mean many things, here is what I have in mind: If I use an Eliptical trainer, I want to log all the settings before I start. Similarly afterwards, I might want to capture several ...
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Fitness trackers and track running

Wondering if anyone has any experience of using a fitness tracker on a track. I ask as I'm wondering how accurate the total recorded distance is, as GPS is only supposed to be good to 10m, and you'd ...