The body fat truck will be back at TCF on May 5th from 7 am- 12 pm. This is a great time to get retested to see how well clean eating has done for you!! A sign up sheet is available and spaces go quick so make sure to reserve your spot soon! Cost is $49 if this is your first test and $39 if you did it back in March.
Why is hydrostatic testing better than a conventional scale??
Estimating weight on a standard scale does not always give an accurate measurement of body health. Since a high percentage of body fat can significantly affect health, hydrostatic weighing can be used to measure not in pounds but in body density. Hydrostatic weighing, also called underwater weighing, involves being weighed underwater. It is not a particularly complex form of weighing, but it does require one to be completely submerged in water for a few seconds. Those who have a significant fear of being completely underwater should probably forgo this test.
Before the person is weighed under water, he is weighed on land. The final result reveals organ weight, bone weight and fat weight. The results are priceless for athletes who get frustrated with conventional scales always going up, since muscle weighs more than fat, you might as well through that scale away!!!