We can all get wrapped up in weight and the scale and the NUMBERS that can drive us bonkers when it comes to the weight loss journey we’re on for life, right?
I mean, I am guilty of it ALL of the time. That ever-elusive scale can determine a good or bad day – but it doesn’t have to!
Body fat is what matters! Body fat, particularly subcutaneous fat in the belly, is true indicator of future health issues and/or the progress made when one starts to work on their overall health and fitness.
WHY does BODY FAT MATTER?
Again, it’s a determining factor of future health issues especially those stemming from metabolic disorder. A woman, for example, who is over 32% body fat is considered obese while men are considered obese over 25%. The increase of fat in the body puts a strain on our internal organs to function and work harder and impacts circulation of all kinds.
On the exterior, having less body fat and increased muscle in the body can help us be better fat burning machines and ‘see’ that tone easier, just being honest.
I was given the opportunity to review the Skulpt Aim, body fat and muscle quality measurement tool!
Disclaimer: I was provided this product for an honest review, all opinions in this post are my own.
Call me a gadget lover, especially of those related to fitness – this was a treat to try out and tinker with!
After downloading the Skulpt app and charging the Aim, hubby and I were able to play with this tool. I have to say I am very impressed with the Aim. I’ve learned how to do body fat measurements through various methods using body weight calculations and also using body fat calipers (pinchy-pinch-pinch) but there’s something to be said about a tool that keeps up with technology and also benefits our health and wellness!
To keep it simple, we used the base Body Fat/Muscle measurement areas: Bicep, Tricep, Ab, Quads.
We followed the directions to spray water (mini spray bottle included) onto the tool lightly and then touch each site for an accurate measurement.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
“The technology behind the Skulpt Aim is called electrical impedance myography or EIM. ‘Myography’ literally means “The description of muscles. When applied to the skin, a very weak electrical current is passed between the outer two electrodes. This current is high-frequency and alternating in nature. As the current moves through the skin, the subcutaneous fat, and the muscle, it loses a little bit of energy due to the resistance of the tissue and this change is then measured by the two inner electrodes. In addition, the muscle fibers briefly store and release the electrical charge (they are small capacitors) and this confers a short time delay on the measured voltage on the inner electrodes. Thus, EIM measures two separate features of the tissue: its resistive properties and its capacitive properties. How does EIM compare to bioimpedance?”
I was able to take my body fat measurement, and was happy to see that the reading [just about] matched my own caliper measurements. Also, I was happy to see that my muscle quality was in the higher range than what I expected. The measurement session took about 5 minutes and the app worked immediately to show my results for ongoing tracking.
I feel that the AIM is an amazing tool to focus on what matters – the fat and muscles and NOT the scale. The scale can only read what we weight, not what’s on the inside making us tick!
I’m one to say that when we lose fat remember, we ‘can’t spot reduce.’ However, we can take a look at Muscle Quality to see, like with me for example, maybe my abs are under there and I should focus more on nutrition to alleviate higher fat content or sugars to see more physical results there. Make sense?
Want to see how it works? Check out Skupt’s Youtube video: A Better You –
Have you taken the time to understand Body Fat instead of Weight as a fitness focus?
How do you feel Skulpt Aim would help when it comes to Muscle Quality and Body Fat measuring?