Read this email from Kenny Farkas, I have Posted a sign-up sheet at the box for anyone interested,
I have been approached and given an interesting proposal. A person has contacted me fromhttp://www.bodyfattest.com
about bringing their mobile machine to measure our Body Composition (Hydrostatic Testing.) I have been wanting to do this for years, but have never wanted to travel to the city or a specialty clinic to get it done. This method is extremely accurate, and will help you to know more about how your body is composed. The initial costing for the 1st test is 55 dollars. In order for them to travel down our way we need a minimum of 15 people to sign up to participate. I don’t have a date yet, but as soon as we reach that number I will set something up with them. We would also set up an appointment down the road to retest. The retest cost will be 35 dollars total. There will be a sign up sheet at the gym, or you can email me back letting me know you want to do this. You do not need to be a member of the gym or affiliated with one to participate. The more the merrier! Click on the link below to view a brief summary of hydrostatic testing. It talks about the differences in all of the body composition testing.
THE GOLD STANDARD OF BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS IS HYDROSTATIC OR HYDRODENSITOMETRY. Hydrostatic weighing is the most accurate way to measure body fat and is the method by which all other means of measurement compare their degree of error.
Body Composition: What does it mean, and how do I fit in?
Body Composition is the technical term used to describe the different components that, when taken together, makes up a person’s body weight. Keep in mind that body composition and body weight are two entirely different concepts and they are not interchangeable. To get a better understanding of the difference between the two, you need to understand a bit about anatomy and physiology.
The human body is composed of a variety of different tissue types. The so-called ‘lean’ tissues, such as muscle, bone and organs are metabolically active, while adipose (fat tissue) is not. Adipose tissue can be classified into three different categories:
1. Essential fat – supports life and is extremely important to normal bodily function. 2. Storage fat – protects internal organs and supplies some energy requirements. 3. Non-essential fat – serves no real purpose and may in fact be detrimental to health.
The difference in these tissues is not readily distinguishable by stepping on a scale. A scale simply takes the sum of everything (fat, muscle, water, hair – you name it), and gives an absolute weight measurement. Scales can’t determine the lean-to-fat ratio of that weight. An individual can be “over-weight” and not “over-fat.” A bodybuilder, for example, may be 8% body fat, yet at two hundred and fifty pounds may be considered “over-weight” by a typical height-weight chart. Therefore, these charts are not a good indication of a person’s ideal body weight for optimal health, much less for athletic performance.
– Kenny Farkas (CF-L1 Trainer)