Measure Of Success
A nifty hand-held body-composition device
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.