We’ve all been there. You step on the scale and you go “Oh my god, I weigh how much?” But here’s the thing—what the scale says isn’t the whole story.
The scale only tells you how heavy you are. It doesn’t give you any information about how much of that weight is fat, muscle, or even water.
At The Athletic Room, we offer body fat analysis. We use the InBody Test, a non-invasive body composition tool that provides a comprehensive breakdown of your weight. With this test, you will have a greater understanding of how much of your weight comes from fat, muscle, and water.
How does this work?
- First, you will wipe your hands and feet with a special antibacterial tissue for enhanced electrical conductivity. This will help the InBody Test gather the most accurate data.
- Next, you will step on the InBody scale to measure your weight. You will be asked to align your feet with the special foot electrode sensors on the scale.
- Then, after you create your InBody profile, the actual test will begin. You will place your hands on special handles, with your thumbs resting on the electrodes. The test will last anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. It will do a complete measurement of your fat, muscle, and retained water in your body.
- Finally, you will be given the results after the test is complete.
Why should you do a Body Fat analysis?
- You will gain a better understanding of your weight. Remember, a regular scale does not distinguish between fat, muscle, and water. It only measures how heavy you are.
- Set attainable, effective weight loss and fitness goals. Body mass index, or BMI, is not a reliable or accurate measurement of your health. It is better to measure your body fat-to-weight ratio, better known as percent body fat. It is important to focus on fat loss as much as overall weight loss.
- Measure your strength by getting an understanding of how much lean muscle mass you have in key areas. This way, we can develop an exercise regimen that helps build strength and build muscle mass.
- Finally, the body fat analysis is a key part of our body maintenance plan so that we can focus on tracking your progress as we work together to help you move and feel your best.