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 more heat to burn fuel, ie. giving you a higher BMR (basal metabolic rate – the rate at which your body burns calories at complete rest).
Having a higher skeletal muscle mass & protein content will also assist with supporting immunity and provide more anti ageing effects than those individuals with less muscle mass and more body fat mass.
Many women believe that they have a slow metabolism based on their own visual critique of their body. It isn’t until they obtain a full body scan report that they can identify that they do, in fact, have a higher BMR than they assumed and therefore, their self prescribed diet of 1200 calories per day is in fact below their basic calorie requirement to do basic human function at rest. Generally, this is the reason they struggle to lose body fat, are often tired, lack any desire to do physical activity and feel unhealthy.
Establishing this baseline of your skeletal muscle mass, protein mass & BMR is crucial to ensure that you are taking in enough nutrients from your diet as well as utilising your time effectively in the gym (ie. weight resistant training).
The Evolt 360 BIA Machine is the most un-intrusive way to obtain a full body composition report. It takes less than a minute, doesn’t require you to take off your clothes and we will give you a detailed explanation of the report that will allow you to make more informed decisions on progress measures.