Re: Body fat
- From: "johnb" <johnbateson@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 26 Jan 2006 00:31:13 -0800
Erics - I was standing on my hands and gripping the monitor thing with
my prehensile feet. The guy at the gym said that would give the best
> "johnb" <johnbateson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I had the same aggravation a few months ago when the local gym tested
> > my body fat with a hand held monitor about the size of a hand held
> > calculator circa 1980. I forget the reading, but it put me in the top
> > end of average. I'd just completed an ultra (okay, a short one, but it
> > was pretty hard) and you couldn't pinch much fat, as far as I could
> > tell. I had my socks and shoes on though. I didn't want to be
> > bothered by it, but, I was....
> > Anyway, I had socks and shoes on, so the reading must have been junk.
> > So thanks for that - I feel much better.
> > John
> Ok, I'll bite...
> If it was a hand-held body fat monitor then presumably you were holding it
> with your hands and not standing on it? If this is the case it doesn't
> matter if you had shoes and socks on as it is the conductivity between your
> body and the device which effects the results.
> If you had rubber gloves on at the time that may have been another matter!
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