... If you do an online search of methods of measuring body fat composition, you'll find an articles that details all of them and their pros and cons. ... (6 replies)
... oot and an electircal impulse travels up one foot and out the other foot. It measures your hydration level. That is used to determine the approximate amount of fat and muscle tissue in your body. Fat has very little water so the higher your hydration level, the lower your body fat. ... (6 replies)
... I'm not sure what it was called, but it was a scale that you stood on with two large metal circles and someone said that it shot a particle and measured how long it took to travel through your body (6 replies)
... How did they test body fat? Was it a BIA scale, calipers etc? (6 replies)
... body fat which is almost considered obese. My height is 5''7. ... (6 replies)
... Ktt: Thank you so much for your informative response. I think it must have been dehydration because we had just run the mile and as we are all on the track team and had the coaches egging us on it was quite fast (sub 7 min) and then we did loads of sit ups and all of that. It really is interesting that it can vary that much, are calipers (sp?) or other methods more accurate? (6 replies)
... I'd hazard to guess that something just may have been off with the machine for you that day. I searched on "calculate BMI" and found your BMI as being 20.8, and it says that Normal weight = 18.5-24.9.
I think you are great. You might consider having another test performed at another location. If it still worries you, consult a physical trainer to see if there is... (6 replies)