View Full Version : before / after study

06-30-2014, 21:04
I read another post that said women lose less weight than men do.
Just thinking, it would be interesting to do a study about wt. loss , size loss etc. before and after.
parameters I'm thinking of.

body wt.
blood pressure
resting heart rate
% body fat, (many gyms have the equipment)
waist measure
mid thigh measure
resting resporatory rate
add to the list of measures.

I'm a computer idiot , help me set up this study for next year.

06-30-2014, 22:46
I remember someone measured people's feet, legs, etc before, during and after thru-hikes back in the 90's
Was his name Rolle or Rolley or something?

Anyway, have you seen this thread: http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?52026-How-much-weight-did-you-lose-on-the-trail

I know personally, my feet gain a size and a half after a thru-hike or two in a row.
I haven't done one now in 10 years so, I regressed back to my before hike size.

Weight-wise, I never lose more than 5 lbs or so, because I don't have much to lose.
And I always stay in pretty good shape, with running, tennis, bicycling, etc.