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InBody 570

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

InBody570

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:

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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.

InBody Tissues

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.

Personal Interpretation

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. inbody app

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 oomphosteopathy@gmail.com or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you!

All you need to know about Mighty Magnesium

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Ways To Increase Energy

Increasing energy levels doesn’t always mean smashing another triple shot soy latte, there is a time and a place for that and its probably best that that habit doesn’t become a regular one! Some of our F45 8 Week Challenge are suffering from a bit of an energy slump. This is common considering there is a reduction in calories, and when combined with a very active lifestyle it can be hard to overcome.

We WELCOME Massage Therapy

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Some BIG wheels have been turning behind the scenes at Oomph Osteopathy lately. As we settle into our fifth month up and running in Armidale, we are excited to announce that from next week we welcome two new people to the team, Lauren and Jo.

Noodles’ Handy Tips and Tricks 2: Chocolate

With Easter right around the corner, chances are that you’re planning a delicious Easter Egg Hunt with your kids, or – if you’ve been good, the Easter Bunny will be delivering a pile of decedent milk chocolate eggs and odd shaped bunny’s to the end of your bed on Sunday morning. Okay, we know that chocolate doesn’t exactly rank up there on your list of healthy foods. But there are ways to celebrate the chocolate rush of the season without racking up the calories.

Noodles’ Handy Tips and Tricks 1: Post Workout Nutrition.

Post Exercise Nutrition.

Over the past few weeks we have had quite a few members of our recently opened F45 Gym asking what they should be eating after they train. For those who are unaware, F45 Training is a team-based, functional training facility that places a huge emphasis on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation and results. At F45 (the F stands for functional), no program is ever repeated, making every workout a unique experience. You can see more information and stay up to date by visiting and liking our Facebook Page.

Because this kind of training has come as a shock to the system for many of the member’s who have just joined, they are both interested and conscious about what to eat and when to eat, as to not counteract the effects of their intense training. The rest of this blog is a little bit of research and explanation into some of the misconceptions around eating, protein shakes (especially for women) and why we need to refuel and when.

Misconceptions

The misconceptions are that protein, especially powder, is reserved for bodybuilders and women who want to flex on stage and be bigger than their partners. The truth is that this kind of muscular physique requires a few more things… years of hard and specific training, genetics and/or usually some kind of calorie restricted and controlled diet.

While it is most Men’s dreams to increase their muscle size, the fact is women generally don’t have enough testosterone to help them stack on the muscle like guys can. When women lift weights or use body weighted exercises, they are more likely to achieve a lean, shapely body rather than a bulky and over muscular physique.

They’re more likely to have stronger bones, muscles and tendons and have their hormones better balanced with a healthier body composition. Their resting metabolic rate is higher and they burn more fat even at rest (can I get a high five?).

Why?

So why is it that so many bodybuilders take protein shakes? Or thats how us normal people see it anyway…
Well, protein is used for the production of muscles. Proteins are also used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein, our bodies can’t put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn’t heal up as quickly and could therefore lead to overtraining your muscle which could lead to injury.

When?

After a workout is one of the best times to get protein into the body so that the protein can be delivered to your muscles, to begin healing the “micro tears” (very small tears in the muscle tissue, caused by intense contraction of the muscle during workout) in the muscle.

So why not just have an egg? Why do I have to buy protein?

Because solid food takes more time to digest and to break down the protein and send it to the muscles, but by having a protein shake immediately following a workout, it only takes about 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion versus potentially hours (depending on the protein source). So yes, we can definitely see the advantage to taking a protein shake in this instance.

Following your workout it’s a good idea to take in small meals containing high protein in about three to four hour intervals, thereby providing your muscles with a constant supply of protein to help your muscles heal.  Breakfast is a key meal as well, because your body awaits nourishment after sleeping for 8-12 hours.

Your post workout shake does not count as breakfast!

It is also vital to take in a protein drink or a slow burning protein (such as cottage cheese) before you go to bed therefore providing your muscles with protein, since your body will be slowly depleted of protein as you sleep.

What?

Now the next question is – how do I pick a protein powder? In a market that is absolutely flooded, and every salesman out to sell the one that they make the most cut out of, how do you pick the right protein supplement for you? If you are wanting to tone up/slim down consider the following when you look at the nutritional label:

  • Understand that Whey protein contains dairy – so if you are sensitive stick to a plant based protein such as a Pea, Buckwheat, Chia or Brown Rice, or a combination (although not as creamy and milkshake like – you’ll feel 10 times better from it).
  • Protein per serve between 20-30g per serve.
  • Total Carbohydrates lower than 5g per serve.
  • Total Fat Content lower than 1.5g per serve.
  • Look at the ingredients lists – things to avoid: maltodextrin, dextrose, artificial colours, sweeteners and flavours.

If you have any other questions or your goals are different to the above please let us know and we can help you!

TAKE AWAY: Protein is good! 

Until next week…

 

Noodles and Con. x

 

 

Information source:

www.bodybuilding.com

https://draxe.com/maltodextrin/

http://www.news.com.au

https://www.reflexnutrition.com

Protein in Photo: https://pranaon.com/ppp/

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