BODY POD TESTING
The Washington Institute Of Sports
Medicine and Health, in Kirkland, has been using State-of the Art Technology to
assess body composition for almost 4 years. They have performed over 3,000
evaluations using the Body Pod. The cost for the initial test is $50.00, with
all subsequent tests being $35.00
This technology uses air displacement.
Compared to previous methods of testing body fat. The Body Pod is quick,
comfortable, and extremely accurate.
If a person can distinguish between their fat
content and lean component, and they are told what their anatomical ideal
weight should be, they will be able to succeed in attaining their ideal body
composition. Athletes want to gain muscle mass, while others desire to maximize
Most people know what they weigh on the
scale, but experts say that it is more important to know your body fat and body
With an initial measurement, you have a
baseline that you can compare values against after you've been losing weight or
started physical activity. With re-measurements, you can find out if you are
losing fat and putting on lean muscle, or if you are cutting into lean muscle
with weight loss.
The problem with most other methods is
that they are not always accurate. Correct body composition information is
necessary so that you know what your ideal weight should be and if your program
Experts agree that the best way to
optimize fat loss, and gain lean mass is through appropriate diet, combined with
aerobic and resistance exercise. The Institute also has programs that can get
you started on proper nutrition for weight loss and exercise prescription
What Is The BODY
The Body Pod is the newest, state of the art technology
in body composition and replaces the need for, and
inconvenience of underwater weighing. It is the
body composition device created with direct
support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the BODY POD's superior
technology provides accuracy when other methods fail.
Who Can Benefit From A Body Pod
Athletes seeking ultimate
Persons who wish to lose body fat
Persons who wish to gain muscle
Persons interested in improving their
The Body Pod
Many health and fitness professionals consider body composition the single best
indicator of the cumulative effect of physical activity and nutrition. With the support
of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and several leading universities,
Life Measurement Instruments has developed the most revolutionary body
composition device in the world, the Body Pod!
Since its introduction, the Body Pod
has appeared on national and local television (The Discovery Channel, ABC, and
CBS) and in such magazines as SELF, Men's Health, Vogue, Women's Health and
Fitness and U.S. News and World Report. The Body Pod is now available here at
the Washington Institute of Sports Medicine. Just call today to set up an
Why Measure Body Composition?
The scale%u2019s limitation is that it can only measure your weighy.
It can tell the difference between fat and muscle. Often, people begin
exercising only to find their weight doesn't change at all. This can
happen because fat is being lost at the same time muscle is being gained. By
knowing your body composition, you can focus on losing fat while
preserving or building lean muscle. This is the best way to achieve success, whether you
are interested in athletic performance or just looking to improve your health
How Does the BODY POD
The BODY POD is based on the same
whole-body measurement principles as underwater weighing; the overall density of
the body can be used to determine the percentage of fat and lean tissue. This is
because lean tissue is more dense than fat.
The real advantage of the BODY POD
is that it uses air instead of water. This means the BODY POD test is fast,
simple, effortless, and a lot more fun!
We utilize whole body plethysmographic
instrumentation for accurate results. This is a $30,000 state of the art system,
which duplicates the accuracy of hydrostatic weighing, using air displacement
technology. Each test takes a few minutes.