Health & Fitness

Skulpt Chisel Review

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The Future of Fitness

The Skulpt Chisel is an innovative novel device that helps to track and measure muscle quality and body fat. The device makes use of a highly precise type of electrical impedance to achieve it. With the advent of Chisel, you don’t need those body fat skin calipers anymore, as you have the Skulpt Chisel now. It works on the principle of EIM or Electrical Impedance Myography, developed by Dr. Rutkove and Dr. Bohorquez who wanted to find an uncomplicated means to measure muscle health.

Initially EIM was used to keep track of muscular disorders in the progression of patients with muscular disorders. This eventually led to the use of this technology being used to measure human body fat too. EIM technology involves sending a burst of electrical current right into the limb, the same as a Bio-Impedance machine, although the EIM is five times more precise than the latter, so claims the Skulpt team.

Summary

The Skulpt Chisel is lacking a screen. In fact you have to sync your phone with the Chisel in order to read the measurement data. Besides, it can support only a user at a time. And all the data can be stored in your phone instead of in the device itself. There is an upside to it: You have better battery life and a reduction in price compared to the company’s AIM model which sports a screen and can store the data within the device.

Our Score:
Pros
• Simple to use
• Precise measurement muscle quality and body fat
• Non-invasive and fast action
• Self-measurement capability
• W-designed app tracks muscle development/body fat levels.
Cons
• Inconsistent comparison of data in due course.
• Highly expensive
• Bugs in the first gen software.

Skulpt Chisel Muscle Quality

Skulpt defines MQ or Muscle Quality as “…a rating of your muscles fitness. A high MQ score means a lean, strong and fit muscle…” To put it simply, MQ observes the force that a muscle produces in relation to its size. Thus, if you happen to have two muscles with the same size, and one generates more force than the other, then it will have a MQ number higher than the other muscle.

In fact, Chisel is not at all testing the output of force on the muscle, but measures the structure as well as composition of the muscle mass. In the process, it also measures not only the fat, but also the connective tissue and blood vessels within the muscle. These measures impact on force production and MQ too, by using a device that has the size of a mere deck of cards.

According to Skulpt, a reading 100MQ is an average score, and as the score increases in number, it means the muscle has greater strength as also definition. What is great about such a measurement is that you do have a metric that can track the progress of your fitness. It can even be a practical way to track gains in strength in a gym, without really doing a strength test.

Verdict

The Skulpt Chisel is lacking a screen. In fact you have to sync your phone with the Chisel in order to read the measurement data. Besides, it can support only a user at a time. And all the data can be stored in your phone instead of in the device itself. There is an upside to it: You have better battery life and a reduction in price compared to the company’s AIM model which sports a screen and can store the data within the device.

Official Wesite: Skulpt

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