Reply
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Registered User mv22309's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2021
    Age: 51
    Posts: 6
    Rep Power: 0
    mv22309 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    mv22309 is offline

    DEXA Scan - Can someone explain ?

    Hello everyone !

    I got my dexa scan results today and something is wrong

    It shows that my bodyfat percentage is 20 %

    Whats going on ? Can someone explain ?

    Pictures attached

    Best regards,
    Michael
    Attached Images
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    team ketchup AdamWW's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2006
    Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
    Posts: 22,887
    Rep Power: 120469
    AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    AdamWW is online now
    Nowhere near 20%

    Were you fasted? How hydrated were you?
    The power of carbs compels me!
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User snailsrus's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2016
    Age: 29
    Posts: 8,004
    Rep Power: 120853
    snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    snailsrus is online now
    How are your arms 5% different in body fat?
    Insta is username snails.r.us
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User mv22309's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2021
    Age: 51
    Posts: 6
    Rep Power: 0
    mv22309 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    mv22309 is offline
    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    Nowhere near 20%

    Were you fasted? How hydrated were you?
    I ate breakfast and my nokia body plus scale showed me this day 72kg hydration 59,2 %
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User mv22309's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2021
    Age: 51
    Posts: 6
    Rep Power: 0
    mv22309 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    mv22309 is offline
    Originally Posted by snailsrus View Post
    How are your arms 5% different in body fat?
    Yes this was also my thought how could this be
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    team ketchup AdamWW's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2006
    Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
    Posts: 22,887
    Rep Power: 120469
    AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) AdamWW has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    AdamWW is online now
    Originally Posted by mv22309 View Post
    I ate breakfast and my nokia body plus scale showed me this day 72kg hydration 59,2 %
    Well, the scale numbers mean nothing.. i'm just wondering why you ate beforehand
    The power of carbs compels me!
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User Luclin999's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2014
    Location: Houston, Texas, United States
    Age: 55
    Posts: 3,984
    Rep Power: 12163
    Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Luclin999 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Luclin999 is offline
    Scans are only as good as the tech that operates the machine.

    I would have told the management that you wanted them to do it again with a more experienced tech.

    Only other answers are the machine wasn't calibrated correctly (again, tech error) or that you moved around a lot during the actual scan, thus skewing the results.
    ~ Like Tae-Kwon-Leap, my goals are not a path to a door, but a road leading forever towards the horizon.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User mv22309's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2021
    Age: 51
    Posts: 6
    Rep Power: 0
    mv22309 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    mv22309 is offline
    Originally Posted by Luclin999 View Post
    Scans are only as good as the tech that operates the machine.

    I would have told the management that you wanted them to do it again with a more experienced tech.

    Only other answers are the machine wasn't calibrated correctly (again, tech error) or that you moved around a lot during the actual scan, thus skewing the results.
    thanks for your answer

    i was laying still all the time like the technicans told me.

    that was also my first thought that the machine wasnt calibrated right, because one arm has 5% more BF than the other how is that possible i dont see that difference.

    anyway i dont think that the dexascan is the gold method for measuring your BF

    Thanks
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User mv22309's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2021
    Age: 51
    Posts: 6
    Rep Power: 0
    mv22309 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    mv22309 is offline
    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    Well, the scale numbers mean nothing.. i'm just wondering why you ate beforehand
    they told me i can eat before the scan so i did it
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User snailsrus's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2016
    Age: 29
    Posts: 8,004
    Rep Power: 120853
    snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) snailsrus has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    snailsrus is online now
    Originally Posted by mv22309 View Post
    they told me i can eat before the scan so i did it
    ideally you shouldn’t eat for a few hours before the test. If you payed for it I’d ask them to redo it or give you your money back
    Insta is username snails.r.us
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    I'm huge in Japan! xsquid99's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: Stanwood, Washington, United States
    Posts: 4,456
    Rep Power: 32864
    xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    xsquid99 is offline
    Originally Posted by mv22309 View Post
    anyway i dont think that the dexascan is the gold method for measuring your BF
    This... I have seen people have wildy different DEXA results just 1 week apart - at the exact same body weight, and on the same machine, under the same general conditions (empty stomach, hydration levels, etc).
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts