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2007/06/20 15:16:01 (permalink)
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electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean?

Just bought one of those scales that estimates your body fat through biometric impedance. Does anyone know what the muscle ratio figure is telling me? These are the figures it gives me:

weight 75.5kg,
body fat 9.3 %,
Muscle ratio 43.4%

I assume that means I have 7.02 kg of fat. Does that mean my lean mass is 75.5 - 7.02 = 68.48kg

I dont understand what the muscle ratio of 43.4% means. is it muscle to body weight ratio, muscle to fat ratio?

Any thoughs?
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    noname
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/20 15:19:55 (permalink)
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    Instruction booklet!??
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/20 15:24:27 (permalink)
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    read all 5 pages of the booklet that came with it, no mention at all of what muscle ratio actually means. What got me thinking was even though the small gains I have made were about 50 / 50 fat to muscle, the muscle ratio keeps going down, bit off putting when aiming to increase muscle, are these things accurate?
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/20 15:27:33 (permalink)
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    Do you have a link to the product or a name and model?

    Either way i would'nt get too hung up on the figures and numbers it gives you. Not always the most accurate i'm afraid.

    The mirror is a far better judge of how you look in my opinion.
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/20 15:43:58 (permalink)
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    noname, I tend to agree, as sometimes the readings it gives fluctuate wildly everytime i get on them. got them from scales-r-us.com model is buerer bf25.

    http://www.scales-r-us.com/scales_info.php/products_id/1004
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/20 15:48:44 (permalink)
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    just noticed it says body muscle ratio, does this mean I have 32.7kg of muscle. And the rest of my body weight is bones. This is just confusing me now.
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/20 15:57:54 (permalink)
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    I would say that the Muscle Ratio figure is supposedly the percentage of bodyweight that is muscle.

    But as mentioned, don't read too much into it.
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    RE: electronic scales - Muscle ratio - what does it mean? 2007/06/21 14:24:27 (permalink)
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    I'd just forget about it mate.
    Nobody needs to know what there "muscle ratio" is.
    If you were making muscle gains, you'd notice them.
    Besides, Ratio isn't given in percentage (Coming from a top mathematician)
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