Professor X wrote:
If you are going to gain 20 pounds, do it controlled and slowly. You could hurt your heart if you go up to fast. Plus make sure you gain a HEALTHY 20 pounds, and that you keep that BF% below 20.
Gaining 20lbs hurts your heart if done quickly? What do you base this off of?
To the original poster, those body fat scales suck. They don’t work. I would never use those as a true reading.
well i have nothing else really to base it off of. i mean i figure if im fat goes up the scale will tell me my body fat goes up and if i drop a little fat it will tell me my body fat is lower, even if it is not perfectly accurate its atleast something to go by
I see what you mean, using it as a relative reference, but you may also want to make sure that you’re equally as hydrated, and have eaten approx. the same amount of food when comparing.
There have been people who have eaten a lot of a certain food, and drank a bunch of water just a few minutes after using the scale, and it told them they lost a fairly large percentage of fat, when it was obviouse that it wasn’t the case.
It may be more accurate going by pictures in the same setting.
Even looking in the mirror, I noticed that I try to find the perfect light, and I’m looking for better looking poses when trying to compare my progress.
Pictures let you compare how you looked side by side.[/quote]
yes i always check it at the same time of day. i always check it like an hour before bed or so everyday. so i assume ive eating and drank about the same about of things so it should be pretty easy to compare.
i never seem to take pictures. yah i know it would work. maybe i should do that at some point. thanks for advice