Body Composition Analysis Truck will be at Tamalpais CrossFit from 8 AM- 3 PM on October 29th
If you have never done this before, you should! In the test, you will get a print out of what your bones and organs weigh and what your fat percentage is as well as your resting metabolic rate and caloric burn. It is very informative!!
The human body is composed of a variety of different tissue types. The so-called ‘lean’ tissues, such as muscle, bone and organs are metabolically active, while adipose (fat tissue) is not. Adipose tissue can be classified into three different categories:
1. Essential fat – supports life and is extremely important to normal bodily function.
2. Storage fat – protects internal organs and supplies some energy requirements.
3. Non-essential fat – serves no real purpose and may in fact be detrimental to health
The difference in these tissues is not readily distinguishable by stepping on a scale. A scale simply takes the sum of everything (fat, muscle, water, hair – you name it), and gives an absolute weight measurement. Scales can’t determine the lean-to-fat ratio of that weight. An individual can be “over-weight” and not “over-fat.” A bodybuilder, for example, may be 8% body fat, yet at two hundred and fifty pounds may be considered “over-weight” by a typical height-weight chart. Therefore, these charts are not a good indication of a person’s ideal body weight for optimal health, much less for athletic performance.
The cost is $49 , make sure to register for a time at TCF on the sign up sheet. The test takes about 15 minutes and you are submerged under water.