Measuring muscle gain & fat reduction

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  1. geek84

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    Hi Folks

    Is anyone aware of any reliable muscle gain and fat reduction measuring equipment for men?


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    The mirror.
     
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    If your trousers are getting tighter it aint working.

    If they are getting looser it is working.

    On a more serious note, what you are asking may depend on your reason. Is it for health reasons or body image.

    If for body image, I would think focusing on an exercise regime for muscle building of specific areas would be best.

    For health, I dont think its easy to calculate fat percentage v muscle. For example a healthy liver should only contain 3% fat, but you would probably need scsns to assess what the percentage is.
     
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    Body Mass scales are fairly consistent if not accurate. Thats about the most practical low cost option for home use
     
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    Thanks folks
     
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    Geeky, how many forums do you post the same question on?

    Andy
     
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  9. Good call. They won't give you an accurate reading but show progress, kinda like calorie consumption on a cross trainer or rower. A bit of a gimmick but if it encourages you it's all gravy. If you're a real athlete hydrostatic weighing is the way to go but as previously stated out of most peoples reach and needs. Realistically use the mirror mate.
     
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    The best way to test muscle gain is weight lifting.
     
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    I bought bathroom scales , Weight Watchers brand and I never knew I was so heavy. I wonder if they overread so you sign up to Weight Watchers?
     
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    What weight are you?
     
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    Too heavy.
     
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    I thought there was lightweight, bantamweight, .....all the way up to heavyweight. I never knew there was a tooheavyweight. ;)
     
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    If your right forearm is noticeably bigger than your left, try swapping hands every so often until they become similar.
     
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