Lean Body Mass

March 1, 2017

Tracking your Progress with BIA

Tracking your results effectively are key to keeping you motivated and ensuring you are on the right track. We are fortunate enough to now have access to bioelectrical impedance (BIA) which is basically an electrical current that moves throughout the cells in your body (via electrodes touching your hands and feet) determining the value of muscle mass, body fat, mineral content, fluid levels, muscular imbalances and visceral fat.  This information is invaluable when it comes to giving you a starting point and sometimes a good “kick in the pants” to make the changes necessary to improve your health. A number on the scales cannot determine anything other than a total body weight and therefore a considerably archaic assessment of body composition when we have the latest technology available to us. Professional Athletes, Sporting Teams as well as Universities and Sports testing facilities around the world are now utilizing BIA to […]
March 1, 2017

The Benefits of Body Composition Scanning

People often associate body composition testing solely with establishing a body fat percentage. The truth is that there is far more information to be aware of, especially if fat loss or overall better health is your goal. Having an understanding of these important components can often be the ‘key trigger’ to learning how your body functions individually and therefore being able to reach that goal easier. What sets a leaner, healthier individual apart from an individual who carries excessive body fat is mostly due to the leaner individual carrying more skeletal muscle mass and protein mass. A strong metabolism is driven by an individual carrying more skeletal muscle mass and holding a high level of protein which repairs and nourishes muscle cells as they break down (as well as assist in a host of other very important roles within the body). In very simplistic terms, high skeletal muscle mass produces […]