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110 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 Chris: pedance. Let's start with most ac- of skin. You then compare the ble to add bioelectrical impedance I am determined to get back into curate and work our way down to measurements to a chart, and you to scales and sell them at reason- shape. I have recently started a the least accurate, have your body fat percentage, able prices. These scales are sup- new program and have promised The best way to determine body In my opinion, this is the most posed to check your body weight myself that I will stick with it. In fat is hydrostatic weighing. To practical method because it's ac- and composition in one shot. the past, the only way to keep my- take this test, you're body must be curate, affordable and user friend- However, there are many factors self motivated was to record my lowered irito a giant tank of water, ly. that can change your results. progress. If I can see the results, I Since muscle is denser than fat, With a little practice, anyone For example, the amount of wa- will stay consistent, your body composition can be de- can become good at performing ter in your body, your skin tem- I recently bought an electronic termined based on how much wa- the skin-fold method. However, perature and recent physical activ- scale that not only gives body ter you displace, it's important to consistently use ity can cause the test to be very in- weight but is supposed to measure People who have a low body fat the same person to conduct the accurate. my body fat. However, a friend will displace more water than test or you're results will vary. Since this method is not the showed me an article that said that those with a higher body fat per- You can purchase a pair of most accurate in the first place, these types of scales do not accu- centage, calipers online for prices ranging these factors can make it even rately test for body fat. Have you The problem with this test is from $20 to $250. Most personal worse. I have personally tried ever heard of a scale that mea- finding a place that actually offers trainers can also do the test for a body-fat scales and have been dis- sures body fat? If so how accurate it to the public, I have tried but small fee. appointed with their inconsisten- do you think it is? What are the have had no luck. If you're inter- The least effective way to test cy. best ways to test for body fat? ested, you're best bet is a major your body fat is bioelectrical im- I agree. You are more likely to - Frank J. university or medical facility, pedance or electric body fat be consistent if you see progress. The second most accurate way scales. Bioelectrical impedance If testing your body fat motivates Frank: to determine body fat is the skin- works by sending low-level elec- you, I suggest using the skin-fold The three most common ways fold method. This test uses a large trical currents through your body method. It's accurate, affordable to calculate body fat are hydrosta- set of calipers to lightly pinch the to determine your body fat. This and fairly easy to do. Body mea- tic weighing, skin-fold calipers skin in several key areas. The method is popular because it is surements are also a great way to and home body-weight scalescalipers allow you to measure the quick and easy. Recent advances determine results. Combine them equipped with bioelectrical im- thickness of fat on the outer layer in technology have made it possi- with before and after pictures, and ASK THE TRAINER Chris Antonio "you will have all the proof you need. Chris Antonio is a Personal trainer at Gold's Gym in ge- hoboth Beach. He is also a former world-class weightlifter. He has been lifting for more than 20years and has trained a wide variety of clients ranging from All-American athletes to the average person try- ing to get into shape. Email de- to ask a question. | | | Continued from page 108 woman once told me that she would rather be dead than be fat. "How about Bells Palsy?" I asked her. "What's that," she asked. "It's where one side of you face becomes frozen for a couple of months and when you recover you will be slightly asymmetrical, but only people who gaze into your eyes will notice. Would you rather be dead or could you hang in there? Because Fll tell you, perfection is not sustainable." She no longer talks to me be- cause she knows I know she is de- viating from her ideal of herself. Better to just roll with it baby. CRAWL A CROOKED MILE - There is no doubt that the best tees like me. I was once passing cross training, low impact exer- an aquasize class of ladies in the cise is lap swimming. And even a pool at the Lewes Yacht Club and nonaccomplished swimmer like the instructor shouted, "Nice me can work up to the point of hiney!" I thought it was inappro- covering great distances without priate but nevertheless said, going to the doggie paddle or ele- "Thank you." mentary backstroke to rest. "What are you talking about?" Where am I going with this? she asked. I'd love to see a pool at the high I said, "Nice high knee." school with open hours for recre- "I wasn't even talking to you. ation swimming for land mana- What did you think I said?" SNIPPETS - This paper hits the street on Friday morning and maybe on Thursday night the school board selects a football coach for Cape. So as a journalist I get scooped which is doubly weird because I was on the inter- view committee. I am not above rumoring a likely selection in this column, however, because I'm a forgotten part in a lengthy process and the classy thing for me to do is remain mute. However, I am will- ing to give clues using sign lan- guage and water displacement. TRAVIS DORMAN BRIAN RIGGIN BRYCEN DAVIS ERIKA LAWSON Travis went into last week-The ever-changing look of Not only is this junior easi- Erika is currently a ninth- end's Henlopen Conference" athlete Brian Riggin, from a ly one of the nicest peoplegrader at Cedar Crest High Wrestling Tournament seed- rounded, wooly caterpillar around, but he's also one of in Lebanon Pa. Last winter ed second in the 140-pound 10-year-old to a strapping the fastest guys to tear upand summer she swam for weight class. Ryan Agan of 215-pound Henlopen Confer- Cape's track in quite some the Sussex Family YMCA Smyrna reached the final ence wrestling time. A quiet person and and was a junior lifeguard opposite Dorman with an champion, has been impres- dedicated athlete, Davis led for the Delaware State Parks upset pin over an undefeat- sive. Riggin used his his track team to a 10th Beach Patrol captained by ed Lake Forest opponent in strength and technical ex- place finish last week at the Steve Spence. Last summer the semifinals. Dorman is pertise last weekend to getDelaware Indoor State she placed firstin team com- focused, experienced and through the 215-poundl Championships at Universi- petitions in the Dave talented. He made no mis- bracket, beating a strong ty of Delaware. The stand- Reynolds Biathlon and Re- takes in his championship and solid Luke Pierson of out captured a secondin thehoboth Main Street and bout defeating Agan 6-1 to Milford in the final 4-3. Rig- 200 meters in 23.22, just be- Overfalls aquathons. join his first cousin Brian gin will be on another jour- hind Dover's Gary Sumpter. Riggin as a Henlopen Con- ney this weekend in pursuit ference wrestling champion, of a state championship. Brennan headed to Milford mgh Cape's former football coach Sean Brennan will move to Mil- ford next fall and become offen- sive coordinator for head coach Mike Tkach. Brennan also will coach the quarterbacks and defen-" sive backs "I will continue to live in the Cape district because my daugh- ters have thier friends here, they love the beach and they love Re- hoboth Elementary School," Brennan said. This spring Brennan will be the varsity assistant coach for the Mil- ford baseball team. Brennan has 10 years of coach- ing baseball in his background, which includes nine at William Penn High Schoolo and one at Salesianum. Brennan said, "Playing against Cape in baseball and football is going to be tough, but we can't move forward and accomplish positive things looking over our shoulders. "I was given a great opportunity at Cape and the good Lord has blessed me with another opportu- nity to be a part of something spe- cial again." Brennan will begin teaching at Milford the next school year. Sponsored by