Body fat testing is normally a difficult thing. Traditionally calipers were used, but unless you’re measuring the perfect spot, it can be inaccurate. There aren’t any other good at-home methods that I’ve come across that can accurately measure body fat. I think many of us have had those scales that you step on that are supposed to measure body fat, and they are horribly wrong. Other than calipers, there isn’t an accurate way to measure body fat at home. Until now.
The Skulpt Aim is a new device that not only tests body fat, but also muscle quality (MQ). By measuring muscle quality in addition to body fat, it makes it much easier to scale improvements to each individual body part.
The device measures even more points than caliper testing. It does the biceps, triceps, abs, forearms, hamstrings, chest, glutes, shoulder, upper back, lower back, shoulders, calves and quads. So pretty much every major muscle group.
The Skulpt Aim was very easy to use. You simply take it out of the box, charge the device, and once its charged, turn it on, download the free app on your phone, and follow the instructions to take the measurements. The device links up to your phone wirelessly via bluetooth. Since the device has sensors, they need to be sprayed with water (small spritz bottle is provided), before you put it on the muscle for a reading. It really is that easy, and you don’t feel a thing. Unlike caliper testing that is super uncomfortable getting pinched everywhere!
I was SUPER curious to see what my reading came out as. I guess I’ve never really known what my body fat was, even when I did fitness competitions. All we did is take a “guess”.
Here were my overall results
I wouldn’t say I’m at my fittest at the moment as I’ve had this lingering back injury since December that has prevented me from working as hard at the gym as I normally do. But I always guessed I was around the 20% body fat range. I was happy to see that my reading came out to what I had guessed. 20%!
I’m totally curious to see what it is normally at when I’m back full force at the gym. My guess would be around 18%. I’m actually not really looking to get lower than 18% since being too low body fat (especially in a woman) is not good for our hormones and thyroid and I’ve been impacted with that first hand. But what I DO love, is that this device measures muscle quality, so by tracking that, it allows you to work on your weaker areas and improving them. Increased muscle quality can also mean increased strength in that area!
So that’s been my experience so far with the Skulpt Aim. I plan on using it more in the future, and keeping tabs on my improvement!
– Multiple users can use it. You set up different profiles. My husband set up his and tested his too!
– Its small and easy to take with you. Great tool for personal trainers.
– The device keeps record of previous readings.
– It gets a little confusing when multiple users add profiles. Just as the device uses buttons on the site versus a touch screen.
– Wished the initial overall test did ALL body parts. Currently, the overall test is based on just some of the main muscle groups like biceps, triceps, abs, quads. You can test all the body parts, you just have to do them manually one at a time.
Where To Get It
The Skulpt Me can be ordered online through their website: http://www.skulpt.me/ . It ships to USA and Canada and other countries too I believe. The cost is $199 (US$) and its free to ship in the US, and looks to be $15.00 to ship to Canada.
If you’d like to know more about the science behind the Skulpt Aim, visit their website here.
If you have any questions that you think I could answer, leave them in the comments below 🙂
*Disclaimer: I was given the Skulpt Aim to review. No compensation was received to write a favorable review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.