Earlier this week, I came across a forum post about a guy who got a DEXA scan for the first time. He’d estimated his own level of body fat, based on the way he looked in the mirror, at around 18-20%. But the DEXA scan told him that his body fat was 28.6%, and he […]
My Skulpt Scanner Review: How Accurate Is It?
The Skulpt Scanner is a device that claims to measure your body fat percentage quickly and accurately. But does it really work? Is there any science behind it? The Skulpt Scanner is shaped a little like an iPhone, with sensors on the back. You put it over your muscles, and hold it in place for a few […]
Can Body Fat Calipers Accurately Measure Body Fat Percentage?
I don’t use or recommend any of the body fat tests out there. That’s mainly because they don’t tell me anything that I can’t see for myself by looking in the mirror. If you really want some kind of “objective” way to measure how much fat you’re losing over time, I’d suggest using skinfold calipers. […]
Are Body Fat Scales Accurate? What 9 Studies Say
How accurate are body fat scales? The short answer is that they’re not accurate at all. In fact, you can’t rely on any of the body fat tests out there to track fat loss and muscle growth over time. Using the results to guide your training and diet decisions may well send you off in […]