Body Composition Analysis
People are born with an inherited body type based on their skeletal frame and body composition. Most people are unique combinations of the three body types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph. The 4-component (4C) model, which divides body weight into fat, water, mineral, and protein, can overcome these limitations. The InBody 570 goes beyond the traditional body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also measures the weight of your Total Body Water and divides it into Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water; these values are important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness, and fitness contexts.
The InBody 570 is a more thorough body composition test than you may be used to, utilizing various components to give a detailed overview of your body. Combined with the InBody 570 results and a consultation with the doctors at Elite Chiropractic and Sport, you can create, modify, and put into practice the most efficient exercise and diet programmed tailored to the needs and workings of your body.
Body Composition Test
The Benefits of a Body Composition Test Analysis
A body composition analysis is a test that breaks down what specific components your body is made of. This analysis includes fat, muscles, water, protein, minerals, and more. The uses of a body composition test are to aid you in understanding the specifics of your body, and what areas you specifically need to focus on with diet and exercise.
A body composition test differs from the standard BMI because BMI is a suggestion based on age, height, weight, and gender about what is healthy for you and what risks your body may be facing. Body composition tests go beyond that to look at your specifics on an individualized level, which you can use alongside the recommendations of your doctor to make healthier, more informed choices about your lifestyle habits.
How the Body Composition Test Works
Only impedance is used to determine your body composition results; no statistical data or empirical equations are used or required to predict your body composition.
45 Second Test
Take a stand on the device, and hold the hand electrodes to complete the test. This will measure your fat, muscle, and water levels in less than a minute. There is no dunking, pinching, or discomfort involved in the analysis.
Explore the Results Sheets
Each InBody Test will print out a full-page results sheet detailing the muscle, fat, and water values of the user. The InBody 570 provides you with lean mass and fat values in each segment of the body to give you a proper assessment of body composition.
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Body Composition Analysis Results
Breaking Down the InBody Body Composition Results
Just some of the info you will gather off the body composition analysis results sheet includes these major areas:
Composed of intracellular water, extracellular water, dry lean mass, and body fat mass.
Muscle Fat Analysis:
A graphed comparison of weight, skeletal muscle mass, body fat mass; these are compared to the average results of those in the same height range.
BMI and percent of body fat; the percent of body fat compares your amount of fat to your weight, while BMI is included as it is still utilized in various medical methods.
Segment Lean Analysis:
The lean mass found in each of the five segments of the body (legs, arms, and torso).
Total Body Water:
Your total body water as compared to the average, and assists in revealing fluid distribution changes.
Body Composition History:
Using your unique ID, a graph will be updated on each sheet showing changes in your results after each test to compare results, changes, achievements, and more.
Body Fat Mass-Lean Mass Control:
Guidelines to achieve and maintain a healthy percent of body fat and monitor changes.
Basal Metabolic Rate:
The recommended amount of calories your specific body needs while at rest.
Body Composition Results
How Our Doctors Use Test Results
We use these results to help understand your segmental fat and lean mass analysis. By using body composition analysis we identify how many pounds of lean mass and fat are in each body segment, and this can be utilized to determine how specific diets and exercises are affecting the body composition and we can use these results to help suggest changes and alterations over time.
Injury identification is also a result of us analyzing your body composition test. We can identify and track inflammation, swelling, and even injuries with ECW/TBW Analysis. We will monitor how this ratio changes over time under the Body Composition History chart and make recommended changes to avoid injuries you may be at risk of incurring.
Overall, a body composition analysis has a ton of benefits for less than sixty seconds of your time. Talk with our doctors about scheduling an appointment today to take the Body Composition Test and create a healthier lifestyle regimen today to achieve your goals, avoid injury, and improve your health.