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Reducing variability in body composition measurements

I have a Nokia Body+ scale that I use to regularly measure myself. While weight tracking has been working as expected, I see some pretty big swings in body composition. Below is a graph of one month'...
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How do I Measure cardio fitness by heart rate?

What are good protocols for measuring cardio fitness with a heart rate monitor? How can I have efficient training and get good measurements at the same time? -- The idea is to have something ...
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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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How can you test/measure muscular speed? [closed]

It's easy to see progress in a person's strength; they started at being able to bench x now they can bench x*2. The same is true for lots of strength exercises. What tests or measurements are there ...
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Calculating portions of protein And carbs

I have started a new program and what still confuses me when I hear, 1 .18 x lbs of body weight Example: 200 lbs x 1.18 = 236 g of lean protein per day If I am right, it means I need to multiply ...
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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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Most accurate home body fat test?

My girlfriend was looking at getting some body fat scales, but I told her these are inaccurate. What is the best way to measure body fat at home? By best I'm looking for a trade off between ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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 areas ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...