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Lean Body Mass?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Needles!!, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. Needles!!

    Needles!! Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all ! I'm a newbie to the forum but I have a question. How do I find out my lean body mass? I weigh 11 stone and I'm 6 ft tall, can anybody help me?
     
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    Realistically, you need a calliper or electrical current test. My height is 6'5" and my weight was 102kg but my lean mass was 76kg a year ago. I currently weigh 93kg with a lean mass of around 83kg so a calculator doesn't really tell you much.
     
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    Lazybones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Measuring the degree of fat within the body accurately is a very difficult thing. The lean Body Mass and Body mass Index (BMI) is flawed and inaccurate.
    It's worth considering a simpler and what is now rapidly becoming a better method of measuring Body Mass and hence Fat Deposit within the body using the Waist to Height Ratio (wHtR). This system uses any measurement type (metric or imperial) and for optimum results everyone over the age of 12 should aim to keep their waist measurement half (50%) of their height. As you can see a very much simpler and more accurate method of assessing body mass..
    If you want to find out more on this revised method of body measurement that's slowly replacing the BMI measuring system then if you simply Google 'Ashwell shape chart' it should give you better and more detaile information.
    Hope this is of some use.
     
    #4 Lazybones, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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  5. RuthW

    RuthW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetic clinic has a scale which weighs you, sends a current though you and gives print out of fat/bone/muscle proportions. What about your doctor's or your diabetic clinic. Do they have one?
     
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