setting targets

Target Recommendations
The analyzer can be used to provide your subject with personalized body-composition and weight-control goals based on your professional judgment.

After a test, the analyzer automatically provides a target fat percentage, and a target weight for your subject. To display these values, press the TARGET key. The target fat percentage is based on the following optimal body-fat values which are stored in the analyzerís memory:

Subject's Age Optimal Fat Levels
  Male Female
  < 20  15 19
20 - 29 16 20
30 - 39 17 21
40 - 49 18 22
50 - 59 19 23
60 +   20 24

The initial target fat value is set equal to either the subjectís current percent body fat or the optimal percent body fat value, whichever is smaller.

The initial target weight value is set equal to either the subject's current weight or the optimal weight, whichever is smaller.

If the recommended values are appropriate for your subject, press the PRINT key to obtain the desired printout.

Resetting Target Values
If you wish to tailor the recommendations to better meet the weight-management objectives of your subject, you can set either a new target fat, target weight, or both.

The following examples demonstrate how to set personalized target values.

Resetting Target Fat
You may find the recommended target weight is appropriate for your subject, but feel that a target fat goal that is higher or lower than recommended is more suitable. You will, therefore, want to reset target fat.

For example, suppose you want to set a new goal for an athletic subject by setting a lower target fat value without changing his or her recommended target weight. To do this, follow these easy steps:

   1. Enter a new value while the cursor is in the TARGET FAT field.

2. Press the PRINT key to obtain a printout.

The analyzer will recalculate the appropriate lean-weight and fat-weight goals corresponding to the new target fat value you entered.

Resetting Target Weight
You may find that the recommended target fat is appropriate for your subject, but feel that a target weight goal that is higher or lower than recommended is more suitable. You will, therefore, want to reset target weight.

For example, for a subject with low lean body weight, you may want to increase his or her target weight value without changing the recommended target fat value. To do this, follow these steps:

   1. Press ENTER to move the cursor to the TARGET WT field.

2. Enter a new value in the TARGET WT field.

3. Press the PRINT key to obtain a printout.

The analyzer will recalculate the appropriate lean-weight and fat-weight goals corresponding to the new target weight value you entered.

Resetting Both Target Fat and Target Weight
You may want to specify both a new target fat and target weight for your subject. The analyzer will allow you to set both a desired fat percentage and a desired weight.

For example, suppose you want to set an intermediate weight loss goal for an obese subject. To do this, follow these steps:

   1. Enter a new value while the cursor is in the TARGET FAT field.

2. Press ENTER to move the cursor to the TARGET WT field.

3. Enter a new value in the TARGET WT field.

4. Press the PRINT key to obtain a printout.

The analyzer will recalculate the appropriate lean-weight and fat-weight goals corresponding to the new target fat and target weight values you entered.
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