A 51-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me how to measure how much of muscle mass i have?

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Dr. Stacey Jaff
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Calipers are best.: This is hard in this small space. You measure your fat mass and your weight and calculate your lean mass. Hard to isolate muscle alone from other non-fatty things like bone. Hydrostatic weighing in a tank of water is the most accurate but inconvenient and expensive. Calipers give results closest to hydrostatic weighing but bioimpedance devices give decent estimates. Trainers in a gym can help.
Answered on Jul 20, 2014

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