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Are smart scales consistent in their mistakes?

I'm looking to improve my body composition. Smart scales might help with that since they claim to measure body-fat percentage and more, but I've read several articles claiming that smart scales aren't ...
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How are body weight measurements taken for competitive purposes regulated/normalised? [closed]

I suppose in some contexts it may be beneficial to fall into a lighter bracket so one is sparring with lighter contenders. Then in other contexts it must be more beneficial to weigh in more heavily, ...
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Why measure body fat as a percentage and not in kg?

When we measure body fat we usually measure a percentage of fat of the total bodyweight but to me this doesn't seem right and here's why. Say my total bodyweight is 80kg and I measure my body fat ...
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Do I weigh less after a shower? [closed]

Several times now I have weighed myself before and after a shower, and noticed that my scale thinks I weigh less after taking a shower -- something like a pound less. Could that be right? Why would ...
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How to improve my body image? [closed]

My body is like this ever since i lost 36 kg a year ago : https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvIT2Y7GmEM6gTDTJsn5RJDAH5w3 Please , can someone give me some exercises , or any true and tested methode to improve my ...
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What's up with my body?

The attached profile images are views of my body from a few angles. I've been living with this body for a while, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago I really started to question myself. "Why is ...
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Uncategorized BACK muscles

Very often I hear the terms "middle back" as well as "lower back" aside from the traditional "Lats" and "Traps" which are defined by their actual name and not something like "side back training" for ...
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Is it easier to gain chest than other body parts?

so I have this problem - I haven't been exercising chest for 1.5 year now because I think it's way too big and bulky compared to the rest of my body ( read legs ) I've been doing legs(squats,...
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Is it possible to gain 1.5-2 inches on arms and 2 inches on chest without protein supplement

I started working out quite recently and my trainer at the gym gave me the following diet plan as soon as I joined: As you can see, most of the items are regular day to day meals (I'm an Indian and ...
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Measure reaction time [closed]

I want to measure my reaction time. My goal is to have a simple way to measure how fast I react. Something like this: light on the left side, I press a button on the left side light on the right, ...
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Arms Workout per Week

I doing gym for almost 5 months.I got nice shoulders and chest.But when it come to arms i feel something left out.I was thinking of doing arms 2-3 times a week.Is it good to do that and if i do that ...
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List of muscles by volume in average man

Is there any research-based list of muscles and muscle groups by their volume or mass, in average men (or even any subset of healthy human population)? It's easy to find statements like gluteus ...
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Optimal body dimensions for Olympic weightlifting?

I often hear it said (in BBC's Rio 2016 commentary, for example) that the optimal body type for an Olympic weightlifter is short legs, short arms, and long back. The benefit of short levers is easy to ...
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What is the body part used to track fitness progress?

I have lost about 100 pounds in the past few years. The arteries in my forearms are beginning to become much more visible, and they appear to show up more, but my weight has gone back up 10 pounds ...
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What's the best way to begin cutting down to lower (and even single) body fat percentages for an active, healthy father with a standard work schedule?

I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster. Some brief background info: I'm between 5'11 and 6' tall. I used to be a long distance runner in my 20s. I ran half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, regularly for ...
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How can I measure my physical progress if I am gaining muscle faster than I am losing fat? [duplicate]

I've been trying to build muscle/burn fat/generally get in shape for the past two months, but I have not been noticing much difference in my appearance. I don't expect to have lost 10lbs, but I can at ...
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Body Composition Analyzer - How to calculate the fitness score?

How does the InBody body composition analyzer calculate the fitness score? Regarding the fitness score: The InBody Score is an arbitrary score based on the measured muscle and fat mass for the ...
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Checking Body width

Recently I was shown changes in my pant size from last year of same month and the width was like half of finger size wider from what was last year. I do have tummy but it got me thinking as I use to ...
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Uneven upper/lower body

My head appears proportionally large compared to my upper body, and my lower body appears very small/thin compared to my upper body. I am male around 5'7 and 108 pounds (49 kg). What might be causing ...
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How can a scale measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned)?

The Runtastic Libra scale can measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned). That's a lot of measurements done through the skin of the feet from ...
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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 determination/...
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Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions

I am planning to start regular workouts in the gym and want to monitor my progress. Measuring body fat seems like a good starting point and I've already read about various methods to achieve that. I ...
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Measurable body indicators for correct amount of nutrition?

I can measure my general fatigue every morning by checking my resting Heart-Rate. It's shown me quite effectively, when I am a bit sick or sleep to little, my resting HR jumps up to 10 beats higher. ...
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How to calculate body fat using calipers?

One of the trainers in my local gym did my measurements with a fat caliper. He unfortunately has not had time to calculate the fat percentage. I have the numbers and figured might as well do it ...
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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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What is the simplest way to measure strength?

Background Last August, I started a project to get back into shape after a decade of inactivity. I chose to tackle endurance and cardiovascular fitness first, and to that end followed the Couch to 5k ...
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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 is the difference between actual age and body age?

How is a person's body age different from his actual age, and how is this body age calculated? In the gym I used a machine to find out my body age, and it showed my body age as 4 years more than my ...
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Body Fat % Measuring Device

I want to closely monitor my body fat % but I'm not sure which scale/device is best for doing so. Are the scales with built in boy fat % calculators or the handle measuring devices accurate and to ...
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Working out - do taller people have it harder?

Background: I was working out with some friends today and during one of the exercises (jump squats) I jokingly said to my buddy (who is 5'4" with a normal proportioned frame, I have a lean build) ...
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What should skinny people do to track progress?

Since skinny people, like myself, need to track their progress while building muscle mass and staying feet; what should I be looking at? Right now I'm measuring muscle, weight, and body fat but is ...
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How to calculate the Ideal Weight? [closed]

I found some formulas based on height only (like Devine, Robinson, Miller), but I want to calculate the ideal weight based on gender, age and height. Is it possible? If so, which formulas are there ...
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Photos for observing Progress and changes

I am looking for procedures/experiences regarding using a camera to keep track of improvements/changes over time. This can be fat/muscle, posture, general appearance. (Pilates, for example is ...
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Keeping track of muscle dimensions

I am looking for tools and procedures to keep track of changes in sizes of muscles. (or groups of muscles like upper arms and chest). (1) How feasible is this? (2) Are more subjective measures like ...
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When is the best time of day to accurately weigh yourself?

When I weight myself often, I realize that I fluctuate a couple pounds here and there. I can never seem to get an accurate reading that I can compare to another. Is there a time of day which you are ...
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Useful measurements / tracking approach for a fitness strategy

I've been working on improving my overall fitness for the past few months. My strategy has been to try and integrate a bit more physical activity into my lifestyle gradually, with the thinking being ...
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Daily weight variance - as high as 2 or 3 percent?

Of course, your weight varies throughout the day. Your weight is different morning/evening, before/after eating, and so on. Naturally if you are tracking your weight, you should measure your weight at ...
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Are Body proportions Charts Realistic?

What do you guys think of this Ideal Body Proportions Chart. It tells me what I have always thought and that is my upper body needs to get bigger. But it also says that my legs are too big by .75 ...
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What is a good way to estimate percentage of body fat?

I've seen various techniques for this, I have hear everything from pinching yourself, to simply comparing yourself to photos of other people with varying degrees of body fat. Does anyone have any ...
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How often to take measurements?

How often should someone trying to gain muscle mass take measurements? The only answer I could find was for weight loss, which from experience shouldn't be more than once a month. Can that ...
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should a white-muscle-fiber guy do the same type of workout as a red-fibre-muscle guy?

To reach a certain training goal, e.g "get more 'speed strength' ", "get more muscle mass": Should a white-muscle-fiber guy do the same workout, or a different workout than a red-muscle-fiber guy to ...
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What is "obese"?

If you look at charts they will all say that I'm obese or worse. I'm 6'1" ~250 (dropping to 240) but I'm not "fat". These charts seem to base it on the fact that my weight vs my height is not in ...
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Why is body mass index so widely used to determine ideal body weight?

Given the fact that it doesn’t distinguish between lean body weight and fat weight, why is body mass index so widely used to determine ideal body weight? When I started seriously exercising a number ...
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