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    Discussion in 'Fat Loss' started by Korporalegq, Jul 23, 2012.

    1. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Bod Pod testing: found out im a fatty


      I don't see how you are getting any "implications" from his post other than "no, the Bod-Pod isn't the end-all, be-all in terms of body composition testing" that your post seemed to imply. And, as the link suggests, the Bod Pod doesn't actually MEASURE your body fat like you claim, it PREDICTS it based on a number of assumptions that may or may not be valid. Same as say the caliper algorithms allowing for visceral/intramuscular fat not sampled with skin-folds, but added based on height/weight/age.

      The Bod Pod probably has the potential to be more accurate than skinfolds, but whether it actually is or not in the real world I am not so certain. Over the last few years I've seen some pretty screwy-seeming results, and multiple tales of redacted results based on failed calibrations. I am uncertain as to what value getting a very-much ball-parked body composition number has IRL, especially if you have to both go out of your way to get it and pay for it. At least with calipers I can say, hey, my abdomen skin fold dropped 4mm in six weeks, and I am reasonable assured I am getting leaner, regardless of the %BF the equation spits out. And I didn't need to spend money and take time off work to get that information.
       
    2. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      Bod Pod testing: found out im a fatty

      I think the most important thing to do is to just choose one method of measurement and just stick with it. Most people do calipers, others do measurements. All that is fine because all we really want to measure is change. All of the above methods can measure change very well.
       
    3. Joe Burrows

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      I do agree that sticking to one way of measurement is beneficial, however, body calipers don't seem to be that reliable to me. This is due to how subjective one might get while measuring the parameters. If one feels that he is getting fat, he might purposely measure his parameters(with the calipers) in such a way that he'd justify his opinion with faulty measurements. Many people even do this unknowingly. This is where devices like Smartscales can come handy. Newer, advanced versions come with Dual Frequency BIA(that gives more accurate body analysis) Personally, I'd choose a Smartscale rather than body calipers for measuring my progress! You could check this for reference:- https://actofit.com/products/actofit-smartscale
       

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