Since I got “a little” obsessive about my training sometime in the middle of 2009 I couldn’t just leave it there. Of course I had to take it a step further. In the end of that year that meant buying a body composition scale – also called BIA scale (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis). Mine is a Beurer and I’m very pleased with it.
To get accurate readings worth analyzing over time you need to get measured in same conditions every time. It’s impossible to get all variables exactly the same, but some things, like using it at the same time in the morning before eating or drinking can be a good start.
I won’t bore you with too much info of the scale… Anyway, today I measured and got the data:
Weight: 66.2 kg
Bodyfat: 9.7 %
Muscle: 45.9 %
Water: 65.9 %
Bone mass: 10.5 kg
Basal Metabolic rate: 1668 kcal
Active Metabolic rate: 3088 kcal
Basal Metabolic rate is the amount of calories needed to be kept going for a day
Active Metabolic rate is the amount of calories burnt in a day.