Body composition scales
The use of weighing scales in sports is unique because athletes and active individuals have high daily energy expenditure – contributing to weight management being an essential part of daily routine.
For many years, scales have provided an easy and reliable method to gauge general fitness. Typical bathroom scales, however, cannot determine the health effects of weight changes such as whether weight gain can be attributed to fat or muscle.
This blog post takes a look at why weighing scales play such an important role in sports, with tips from athletes in a wide range of sports.
Body composition scales provide a complete picture of body health - useful in hospitals for medical diagnosis and in gyms to help with achieving fitness goals.
To ensure you get the most out of your body composition scale, this blog post will help you understand the measurements the scales provide - and if you need any more help, get in touch with our team.
A body composition scale tells you more about your body health than a standard weighing scale: it provides information on individual elements such as water, fat and your metabolism.
Marsden body composition scales, when tested, were within 3% of the DEXA ‘gold standard’ of body composition. Their highly useful readings - like body fat percentage, fat mass, fat free mass, basal metabolic rate and total body water - to give you a complete picture of your body. You can read what each reading tells you here.
This month, we have updated our body composition scales, and they now provide more body composition readings than ever. But what are they and what do they mean? This blog post explains.
A third of us started this year with the New Year’s resolution of losing weight, but as many resolutions are now beginning to fall by the wayside (or waist-side) it may be time to reassess your fitness goals. Of the 63% of UK adults that failed to keep a New Year’s resolution, around four in five were broken within 3 months.
Dietician Abigail Wilson, chief executive of ISOShealth.com, said: “These diets are just that, they are diets, but they are not behavioural change and do not last for very long. They need to be something that is realistic. It’s taken 10 years to get where you are with your weight, you’re not going to be able to fix it in five weeks.”
Last year, Marsden partnered with Lewes FC: One of the UK’s most forward-thinking football clubs. This weekend, six months on, we caught up with them to see how they were getting on with their Marsden MBF-6010 Body Composition Scale.
The occasion was Lewes’ home game against Greenwich Borough. Prior to the match, three Lewes players and one of the club’s physios spoke to us about how and why they use the MBF-6010. Watch the video below to hear what they said.
Marsden revealed last week that 33% of New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight.
As we are keen to help you lose weight this blog post will look at another piece of advice: why you shouldn’t lose weight too quickly. Here’s why:
In boxing clubs, keeping track of weight is crucial in reaching optimal performance and maintaining the desired weight class.
Marsden’s scales for boxing clubs are highly accurate and are used by boxing clubs throughout the UK.
But not all suitable scales for boxing clubs are the same. Each individual boxer is different and so is the need of each boxing club. We’ve put together this buyers’ guide to help you choose the right scale for your needs.
Last week, Marsden met with one of the most forward-thinking football clubs in the UK.
The men’s team are based in the Isthmian League South Division, the eighth level of English football - three promotions from the Football League.