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Body Fat Testing
Call For PriceWhat is hydrostatic body fat testing
Hydrostatic body fat testing, or underwater weighing, is the immersion of the body in water to get the most precise measurement of body fat percentage. Based on the Archimedes principle, hydrostatic testing is a more exact measurement because bone, muscle & connective tissue, known as lean mass, sinks while body fat floats, giving you a more accurate measurement than w/ traditional body fat testing methods.
Call For PriceWhy should I take this test
Traditional scale weight can not determine how much muscle (lean mass) or fat mass you have. When working out, especially w/ weight training, a traditional scale may not show the kinds of results that you might be expecting. This can be caused by muscle gain & fat loss cancelling each other out. A body fat test can show your progress much more effectively & realistically. You’ll be able to track how much muscle you’ve gained & how much fat you’ve lost, which is much more encouraging!
Call For PriceWhat can I expect when doing the body fat test
The hydrostatic body fat test is done in a four-foot by eight-foot tank of water at our facility. The water is kept somewhere between 90 & 95 degrees farenheit, so it should feel very comfortable. Your height, weight & ankle will be measured before you enter the tank. Inside the tank is a scale for measuring your underwater weight. You will lay face down on this scale & at your own pace will exhale all the air from your body so that you sink towards the bottom of the tank, completely submerging your body in the water. Once the FitnessWave professional takes a reading on the scale, they will tap you on the shoulder & you can come up for air. This is usually done between three & five times to ensure an accurate test result.
Call For PriceWhat should I do w/ the results
All of the information you receive from your custom 7-page report will inform you on the composition of your body. Your fitness wave san diego professional will go over all of the results w/ you, explaining what your results mean for you. Seeing these comprehensive results will give you a clear picture of where you are, so you can then mark out clear goals for yourself.
$60Hydrostatic Body Fat Test
$75Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test
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