Body Composition Analysis

A body composition test is useful if you’re trying to lose weight, put on muscle mass or just improve your sporting performance. You will use this information to help you understand performance and to determine your optimal body composition. Once you understand and measure body composition you can then adjust training and nutrition to ensure optimal body composition for key competitions. This Body Composition Analysis at Cadence involves us using callipers to measure the thickness of skinfolds at several landmarks sites around your body. We work to the standards defined by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) which has developed international standards for anthropometric assessment and operates an international anthropometry accreditation scheme.

LandmarksExplorer, identifiable skeletal points, are made on the body to mark where the measurements are taken. These landmarks are identified by our sports scientist  palpation or measurement. Commonly 7 or 8 sites are used (typically triceps, subscapular, biceps, supraspinale, abdominal, thigh, calf, iliac crest). A skinfold is a double fold of skin plus the underlying adipose (fat) tissue.

The results are then presented as a sum of skinfolds (number in millimetres) and we can express these measurements as a percentage body fat. Most practitioners working with sports people will present the results as a sum of skinfolds. This is because there are many equations that can be used to determine percentage body fat.

These have been developed through research on different populations of people and use different numbers of skinfold sites. So you can put the same skinfold measurements into the different equations and get very different percentage body fat results. So by just presenting the results as a sum of skinfolds any potential distortion of the results is eliminated. The sum of skinfolds can be compared to normative values however it is important to remember that everyone has their own optimal value and what is good for one person might not be good for another.

You will be presented with a report at the end of your assessment.

How long will it take?
A Body Composition Analysis takes 30 minutes

What do I need to bring along

You will need to wear lose-fitting clothing – cycling shorts and t-shirt is perfect.

Check out a detailed description of the analysis

InBody Scan Analysis Document

price - £39.00.

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