<Farnsworth>Good news, everyone!</Farnsworth>
The physio I saw this morning? Let me put it this way. The dude's got a signed Bill Kazmaier poster in his examination room.
Something's wrong with my left knee's lateral meniscus (probably a tear), and my left elbow's ulnar collateral ligament has a mild second-degree sprain along with the swollen ulnar nerve. I suspect the two are related.
Also, my fancy BIA scale has arrived, and my calipers and tape measure made it across the border.
I can't believe we're letting the Canucks import weapons grade calipers through our borders now. What has the world come to?!
How do the new scales numbers compare with the old scale? Any idea how you're going to manage the calipers and tape yet? Are prostitutes legal in canada? You could pay one 20 bucks to take your measurements. She'd just think it was a weird fetish....
Pushups for the futurama reference.
How go the post concussion symptoms?
Link to the equipment in question:
Accu-Measure measuring tape
Old scale: Taylor 5563
New scale: Omron HBF-500
And a digicam on a tripod. The body composition photos aren't going to be as consistent as I'd have liked (if anyone's got any suggestions as to how to take proper body composition photos, I'm all ears), but they're better than nothing.
For your body comp Photos you should do the following things:
1. Mark a couple of Xs in tape on the floor, one set marking where your feet are for a front on picture, the other for a side on picture.
2. Mark an X on the floor for your camera location.
3. Pick out a set of clothes (or not, whatever floats your boat) that you will take the photo in and always use the same clothes.
That will ensure that you get a consistent photo and can easily compare them.
For the Calipers I think upper arm, stomach, and inner thigh are the 3 sites my doc did when I was wrestling. Supposed to give a good overall impression.
For the scales, I suggest weighing in on both scales for a week so you can compare the numbers, just to get an idea of what the variation between them is. More for curiosity than any practical reason I can think of though....
In terms of stuff I do control, though:
-No variation in (lack of) clothing or lighting.
-I can probably scale the photos by height or wingspan, given that neither of those parameters will change.
-Pictures from the side are probably a good idea.
-Do you know if there are standardized poses for taking body composition shots? I did the arms out at my side, palms-forward thing for the trial run.
Seriously dude, GET YOUR OWN CAMERA. They cost like 79$ for a 5 megapixel ones. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00194R608/...0&linkCode=asn Is a perfectly good camera for what you want to do. Just put it on a stool (put a x on the stool w/ tape to mark its location.).
And do you not have a bathroom to do your pictures in? Body comp should be taken in the AM before you do anything else.
You should do 4 pictures, Facing forward hands at side, facing forward arms spread, facing left or right arms at side, facing left or right arms straight in front of you.
You might also take a 5th with you facing away from the camera.
To do upper arm caliper measurements you hold your arm out straight, slightly bent at the elbow, and pinch the tricep area.
The pictures are not going to be precisely the same, they're going to be approximately the same, and I think that'll be good enough.
Approximate?! What kind of science are we doing here! *grumbles*
I might buy you a fucking camera.... Depends on how this month goes.
Keep this thread updated, I wanna know how this is going.