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recommendations for bathroom scales?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2011 at 4:31 PM

I weigh myself on bathroom scales that have a body fat percent function, I have to enter my age, at 33 I am at 18% body fat, if I change my age to 67 it says I am 15% body fat. Obviously these scales are a hoax and are doing nothing more than calculating some maths between my height and age and the standard BMI; I think it could could kill me trying to get down to even 15% body fat on these scales. I am only taking note of the weight it reads these days, but want to get an accurate measurement of my bodyfat %, because I am interested in gaining muscle mass but loosing body fat.

I am about the same height/age/weight as ex-brazilian football player ronaldo who is clearly overweight, but inside the BMI: http://www.abc.es/20110315/deportes-futbol/abci-ronaldo-bascula-201103151059.html but I am a hell of a lot leaner than he is. I have more muscle I guess?

Recommendations for makes of bathroom scales that actually do work? (available to europe :))

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on April 02, 2011
at 07:29 PM

good idea......

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on April 02, 2011
at 05:00 PM

that must be a killer, kind of like this: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/contest-guess-my-body-fat-percentage/

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on April 02, 2011
at 04:58 PM

I don't think BMI is a very good scale, I am well inside mine.

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on April 02, 2011
at 06:13 PM

I put my bathroom scales on a shelf in the shed and then they fell off in the earthquake and are destroyed. I think surrendering your scales to a fatal accident (for the scales not you!) is the best thing to do with the wretched things!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on April 02, 2011
at 07:29 PM

good idea......

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on April 02, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Yeah, I weigh the same as I did a year ago, but I've dropped two pant sizes and can now see all my abs. My stupid body fat scale still says I'm at the same % body fat. The only time I get weighed is at my yearly physical.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on April 02, 2011
at 05:00 PM

that must be a killer, kind of like this: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/contest-guess-my-body-fat-percentage/

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on April 02, 2011
at 04:56 PM

The BMI accounts for age due to inevitable changes in bone density as we get older

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on April 02, 2011
at 04:58 PM

I don't think BMI is a very good scale, I am well inside mine.

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