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Sekitori body fat measuring

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Sekitori in the pod for body fat measuring again, last in June 2003 for makushita and above 160kg and more rikishi. All rikishi get measured when entering ozumo.


Lowest, while average sekitori have around 30%, Harumafuji with 23%. Shohozan next with 24%: 4% less in spite of 12kg more since he entered in 2006, 135kg now: “That shows how much keiko I have done, doesn't it?”


Most were Aoiyama (192cm, 193kg) with 39%, Kaisei (105cm, 188kg) 38.9%, Masunoyama (180cm, 174kg) 38%.


http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/news/20131210-OHT1T00163.htm


http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/11/kiji/K20131211007177740.html


http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131211-1230147.html

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I know they posted a pic of Hak hopping into the pod on the twitter stream. I was curious if they listed Hakuho's body fat anywhere, since a while ago it came up where he was boasting (well, as much as the model yokozuna boasts) about his % of weight that was muscle.

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Hakuho has 29%, last year for a TV program he was measured with 25% and is a bit dissatisfied with the result.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/12/kiji/K20131212007183890.html

I think the overall impression this year was that he was really not doing proper keiko with all his PR and other obligations

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Hakuho has 29%, last year for a TV program he was measured with 25% and is a bit dissatisfied with the result.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/12/kiji/K20131212007183890.html

I think the overall impression this year was that he was really not doing proper keiko with all his PR and other obligations

Yes, definitely. I’m not surprised.

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Do you know where I can find these results for rikishi of the past like Kirishima or Takanohana I. If I remember correctly, at his prime, Chiyonofuji was with 11%.

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How come Gargamel Gagamaru doesn't feature on top of this list ? was he out having a snack ?

Likewise Tokushinho? Presumably Orora is off the scale.

Swami

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How come Gargamel Gagamaru doesn't feature on top of this list ? was he out having a snack ?

Likewise Tokushinho? Presumably Orora is off the scale.

Swami

Only sekitori had their body fat measured.

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A bunch of pictures from the physical, showing various rikishi in the body fat measuring pod, having their measurements recorded and a few getting their flu jabs. Nice to see Tochinoshin there.

Hakuho receives his flu jab.

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Takayasu.

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Asakayama-oyakata.

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Terutsuyoshi.

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Aoiyama in the pod.

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Hakuho.

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Harumafuji.

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Tamaasuka in the pod, watched by Harumafuji.

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Shohozan.

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With Tochiozan.

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Aoiyama.

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Tochinoshin measures Aoiyama's bicep at 63cm.

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And measures Tochiozan at 46cm.

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The three Kasugano-beya sekitori waiting for their turn in the pod.

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Kakuryu.

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Kaisei.

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Takarafuji.

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Tamawashi.

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Takekaze in the pod.

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Looking at his results with Tochinoshin.

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Tokushoryu.

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Kyokushuho.

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Masunoyama.

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Homasho's body fat could not be measured after the pod broke down.

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The 'top three' in terms of lowest body fat percentage. Myogiryu, measured at 25%.

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Shohozan, measured at 24%.

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Harumafuji, measured at 23%.

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Leave it to Shohozan to prove that you can strike a mean pose while wearing shorts and flipflops.

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How come Gargamel Gagamaru doesn't feature on top of this list ? was he out having a snack ?

Likewise Tokushinho? Presumably Orora is off the scale.

Swami

Only sekitori had their body fat measured.

So Tokushinho would have been measured, then,

Swami

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Tamawashi.

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Greetings, humans! I come to bring you peace and eat all of your chanko!
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A maybe stupid question: What is this device really measuring? To me it looks as if it's just measuring the volume of the body. Is that right? With the weight combined, we get the density correct. Deducing the body fat % from that is basically guesswork based on averages, average density of fat, muscles, bones, other tissues, average relative content of fat, muscles, bones, other tissues.

To measure the actual body fat content, a full body MRT should get it right. But this device is not an MRT, is it?

At least I hope it is calibrated by an MRT of some Sumotori. Who were they? If not, I reckon it is just good to produce some funny pictures.

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Some more pictures, this time of rikishi receiving their flu jabs.

Terunofuji, one of seven rikishi who finished kachi-koshi in all six basho of 2013.

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Daikiho.

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Higonojo.

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Tatsu.

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Nishikigi.

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Juryo returnee Sadanoumi.

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Goeido.

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Sadanofuji.

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Okoryu and Tochimaru.

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Former Juryo Keitenkai.

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Asakayama-oyakata (former Ozeki Kaio).

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Chiyootori.

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Former Juryo Amuru, another of the seven with kachi-koshi in every basho of 2013.

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Seiro.

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Chiyoo.

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Sokokurai.

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Homarefuji.

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Wakakoyu.

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Notozakura. On the left, Chiyotairyu waits in line for his jab.

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Another picture of Kaisei, as it was his 27th birthday on December 18th.

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Shame about the ceiling lights in the background, or that facial expression by Kaio would be prime avatar fodder.

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A few more flu jab pictures, starting with Chiyotairyu.

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Chiyomaru.

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Tamawashi.

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Homasho.

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Gagamaru.

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Daido.

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Ichinojo.

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Urakata also receive the jab - gyoji Kimura Chishu receives his.

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And Sakaigawa-beya's tokoyama Tokoteru.

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