Mea­sure Of Suc­cess

A nifty hand-held body-com­po­si­tion de­vice

Runner's World (UK) - - In This Issue -

We re­view the Skulpt Chisel body-com­po­si­tion scan­ner

SKULPT CHISEL £79.99, ama­zon.co.uk WHAT IS IT? A scan­ner that mea­sures body fat and mus­cle-group qual­ity (strength) to help you find weak ar­eas and re­duce your in­jury risk. HOW DOES IT WORK? It uses Elec­tri­cal Impedance Myo­g­ra­phy (EIM), which was de­vel­oped to as­sess neu­ro­mus­cu­lar dis­eases. You hold the 12 sen­sors against a mus­cle group and an elec­tri­cal pulse mea­sures cur­rent flow in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions and to var­i­ous depths. It can dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween fat, bone, mus­cle and skin. OTHER KEY FEA­TURES Mus­cles mea­sured: bi­ceps, tri­ceps, shoul­ders, abdominals, fore­arms, pec­torals, up­per back, lower back, quads, ham­strings, calves and glutes. Pairs with Skulpt app via Blue­tooth to give in­for­ma­tion on: fat and the strength of your mus­cles as well as an over­all read­ing on these for the whole body; and data and ad­vice on how your nu­tri­tion and train­ing are af­fect­ing your fit­ness goals. Light­weight Long bat­tery life An­droid/ioscom­pat­i­ble WHO IS IT FOR? If you’re sub­stan­tially over­weight or a ca­sual ex­er­ciser the level of de­tail may be off-putting, but it’s a handy tool for ded­i­cated ath­letes look­ing for ex­tra train­ing data.

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