Body Composition Testing
In order to truly know how you are progressing with your fitness, you have to be able to track it. However, just looking at variables such as your weight or BMI are poor indicators in determining your health. A better strategy is to track your body fat percentage, which is an excellent predictor of vitality, disease risk, and overall health. For those trying to lose weight, you want to make sure you are losing weight the RIGHT way. Losing muscle mass or too much body water will only backfire. You must target body fat in order to optimize results.
Athlete Instincts is excited to have the BodyMetrix System, which allows for tracking of fat loss and muscle gain. BodyMetrix uses a clinical ultrasound technology that is highly accurate and superior to bioimpedance tests or skin calipers. It is an elite assessment tool used by many top training facilities and professional sports teams.
The BodyMetrix program can provide comprehensive reports detailing body fat % and basal metabolic rate. It will determine where on the spectrum people fall in terms of body fat from obese to athlete. Based on the test, recommendations for body fat goals can be given. The program will also show relative disease risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.