BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS InBody 570
At Verix Athletics, we believe in data, but measuring body composition can be a difficult thing to do as our bodies constantly fluctuate with changes in water, inflammation and fat mass/muscle mass. To give us a more accurate representation of our health, we measure body composition with a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA).
How It Works:
The InBody 570 machine sends a safe, low-level electrical current through your body. This current travels at different speeds through different body tissues such as muscle and fat which determines an individual’s muscle mass and fat mass.
Body composition is key to tracking progression and change over time in lean tissue versus body fat to ensure that we're on the right path. Proper nutrition and exercise programs lead to a beneficial increase of lean tissue while reducing body fat levels: thus increasing overall strength, resting metabolic rate, and health outcomes of the individual.
WHAT A SCAN WILL SHOW YOU:
Muscle-Fat Analysis: How much muscle you have compared to the amount of fat and how it relates to your overall bodyweight.
Segmental Analysis: How much muscle and fat you have one one limb compared to another.
Visceral Fat: How much adipose tissue you have around your major organs.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): How many calories you need for essential body functions
Body Composition Analysis Protocol
To ensure an accurate scan each time, please follow the following protocols:
24 hours prior
Refrain from strenuous exercise.
12 hours prior
Refrain from eating (if possible, book your scan in the early morning)
Refrain from any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.
3-4 hours prior
Refrain from drinking large amounts of liquid; a few sips of water is fine.
At the time of your appointment
Arrive in a fasted state
Please wear light clothing
Do not shower before you come
Remove all metals
Use the restroom before arriving at the gym
Stand still for 5 minutes right before the test
Female clients: please ensure that your body composition analysis is booked at a time you are not menstruating as the retention of fluids can compromise the accuracy of the test.
BIA body composition testing is not recommended in the following conditions:
People with electric medical devices such as pacemakers or any metallic supports
Women who are pregnant
Women who are menstruating