Bench Talk – Tools for Weight Loss – Measures at the Lab

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BENCHtalk_final-300x266This week we will conclude our discussions on making measures for your weight loss and discuss the most accurate ways to measure your body composition. Before we go into the details of the tools and systems that make these measures let talk a bit more about fat.

 

 

 

 

So in today’s show, we will cover a primer on fat and:

  • Body fat percentages
  • Technical Means to measure Body Fat Percentages
    • Hydrostatic weighing or Underwater weighing
    • Air displacement or Whole-body air displacement plethysmography (ADP)
    • Near-infrared interactance (NIR)
    • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA)
    • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
  • Technical estimates of Body Fat Percentages or Anthropometric methods
    • Skinfold methods
    • Ultrasound
    • Height and circumference methods
    • BMI
  • Then Coach Rob wraps it up talking about when you can be too lean

 

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