What is InBody?
The InBody 570 goes beyond traditional body composition analysis, measuring fat, muscle, and total body water. Total body water data can be divided into intracellular water and extracellular water, values important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness and fitness contexts. The InBody body composition analysers provide a detailed report outlining and individuals measurements in such things as, but not limited to;
- Total skeletal muscle mass
- Total body fat in kilograms
- Total body fat percentage
- Visceral fat
- Total body water
- Segmental muscle and fat analysis
- Bone mineral content
- Basal metabolic rate
Measuring Your Body Parts Individually
The technical term, Direct Segmental Multi-frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (DSM-BIA) separately measures the impedance (resistance to alternating electric currents) of the trunk, arms and legs of our body.
What Sets InBody Apart From Other Devices?
InBody is the only BIA device on the market that does not require ’empirical estimations’ (inputed age and gender data). InBody does not use any empirical estimations in its assessments, it scans you for you. The results are extremely precise, and as unique as the person standing on the device.
Every BIA device OTHER than InBody, will assume that a male carries more muscle and less fat than a female. In many cases this might be true, but it shouldn’t be assumed. There are plenty of strong, athletic women out there. They may certainly carry more muscle, than a male that doesn’t train. Do you see how wrong ‘assumptions’ could be?
Likewise, with age, most devices will ASSUME that a 50-year-old female has less muscle and more body fat than a 25-year-old female. Again, some cases maybe – but definitely nowhere near all. We see MANY people in the fitness industry that are in incredible condition DESPITE their age.
What about a person who wishes to identify themselves with a certain gender, yet their choice of gender will really change the measurements due to inferior devices making assumptions based on it. If you have a device that claims to be accurate, try changing the age and gender. Watch the scan measurements change dramatically before your eyes, yet you clearly haven’t in the few minutes it took to scan you – watch the video here: Inbody Age/Gender Change
Besides this, InBody prides itself on its device accuracy and its qualified operators:
InBody Certified Operator
Every single scan is completed by an Inbody Certified Operator – here at Oomph we have two. They have undergone extensive training about the InBody technology, how to operate the device and, most importantly, how to interpret the results. Both Connie and Lauren are armed with all of the InBody knowledge so are absolute experts on the machines.
Using a Stadiometer
It is vital each member gets their height measured on a stadiometer before their first scan. A person’s height ideally should not be guessed as this will give them inconsistent results on the scan. InBody only sells body composition analysers accompanied by a stadiometer for this exact reason, so is always be present at a scanning session.
The InBody tissues are used to wipe down your hands and feet where they make contact with the electrodes- this increases the conductivity. Without the tissues, it can be difficult for the electrical currents to flow through the skin.
Result Sheets & Interpretation Guide
After each scan you receive a printed result sheet and an interpretation guide. This means users have something to pass onto their health care professional, or to read further about each metric when they get home – having your first scan is such an eye-opening experience.
There is an overwhelming about of content on an InBody scan. So it is vital for your members to leave with the knowledge of what it all means, then we can assist with improvements. All InBody certified operators know the best way to conduct an interpretation of the scan result. This extensive explanation is to be passed on to each member who receives a scan. All first time scanners also received an interpretation guide to take home with them so they can read further into what each metric on the scan means – incase they forget!
Scan Under Same/Similar Conditions.
The interpretation guide provides guidelines for ideal conditions for scanning. The main one to be made aware of is never scan straight after training – we suggest waiting a minimum of three hours before scanning or, even better, scan before, we also encourage minimal food and water intake in the two hours prior to scanning, as you want the body as empty as possible. If you are presenting your body in a changed state straight after training that is very hard to replicate and therefore your measurements could be altered temporarily.
BEST OF ALL
There is an App available for your free download that will allow you to access your scans at any time! It will also store all of your previous scans (if using the same ID) – and track and monitor your changes over time. This is great if you are working towards a goal, or making changes to your diet/exercise regime and would like to see REAL Changes.
Would you like to find out more about this technology? Or perhaps get a scan for yourself? Feel free to call us on 02 5743 1699, email us at email@example.com or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you!