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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.


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.

InBody Scanner



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

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