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Unread 06-23-2013, 02:17 PM
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Default weight of the skeleton

I had a odd discussion at work recently about the weight of the skeleton.

apearently my co-worker once had his muscle mass and everything else tested on one of those scales and at the time he was about the following stats. (i know scales are not to accurate but he insists on it)

the guy is about 1.85-1.9m high and
according to the scales
95 kg (209lbs)
77kg muscle mass (169.7)
4.5kg skeleton (9.9lbs)
and probaly a few other things.

so i find it hard to believe skeleton, fat, organs and everything else to be a total of 18kg,
and i couldnt believe that a guy with his size would only have a skeleton of 4.5kg(

i looked at work for a good source but can't really find anything so i was wondering if anybody got a source or opinion on this.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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Most likely not true, skull and shinbones should weight much more than couple of pounds.
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The skeleton is very light
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The skeleton is very light
im big boned
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Adult male: ~10.4 kg. Adult female: ~9 kg.

That's according to B K Borisov and A N Marei, 'Weight parameters of adult human skeleton', Health Physics 1974 Aug;27(2):224-9
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4443269 ) -- which although I can access online through my uni, doesn't actually show these pages (?!: http://journals.lww.com/health-physi...aspx?year=1974), but which I saw cited by Roy J. Shephard, Body Composition in Biological Anthropology, p. 162.
(http://books.google.ca/books?id=yFmMTMoqcLYC)
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Adult male: ~10.4 kg. Adult female: ~9 kg.

That's according to B K Borisov and A N Marei, 'Weight parameters of adult human skeleton', Health Physics 1974 Aug;27(2):224-9
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4443269 ) -- which although I can access online through my uni, doesn't actually show these pages (?!: http://journals.lww.com/health-physi...aspx?year=1974), but which I saw cited by Roy J. Shephard, Body Composition in Biological Anthropology, p. 162.
(http://books.google.ca/books?id=yFmMTMoqcLYC)
its a shame i cant read the first one but the book is pretty intresting
thanks for the help


personally i think it doesnt add up eitherway
the guy is no bodybuilder and he is definatly not 10% or less either so both 77kg muscle mass and 18kg for fat/organs/skeleton/everything else doesnt work out even if the skeleton would be 4.5kg.

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im big boned
i'm sure you are
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