Most diet and fitness goals focus on weight loss or gain, overlooking that two people of the same sex and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have different body compositions.
Body composition analysis is used by health professionals to evaluate a person’s weight by breaking it down into its core components: fat, protein, minerals, and body water.
It describes your healthy weight more accurately and provides a better glimpse into your overall health than traditional methods like BMI & weight.
Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, lean muscle mass, and body fat percentage.
WHAT IS THE INBODY TEST?
What does your weight really represent? When you step on a scale, you can’t see how much muscle or fat you have—all you see is a number with no context.
Go beyond the scale with the InBody Test, a non-invasive, quick, and accurate body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of
Your comprehensive yet easy-to-understand measurements will display on an InBody Result Sheet in 15-120 seconds.
No more pinching. No more dunking. Get results you can trust so you can reach your health and fitness goals with precision and actionable objectives.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF BODY COMPOSITION
Many individuals will fall within one of these different body composition categories below.
Knowing your body composition helps you design an effective, personalized fitness and nutrition plan.
Balanced Body Composition
This individual’s weight, body fat percentage, and muscle mass are within the same range. Balanced body composition can be healthy or unhealthy depending on your body fat percentage.
High Body Fat, Low Muscle Mass
This individual’s weight is considered healthy for their height, but they have a high body fat percentage and low muscle mass level.
High Muscle Mass, Low Body Fat
This individual’s weight may be considered high for their height using BMI, but that is because they have a high muscle mass level. Their body fat percentage may be lower than average.
Why Do You Need
To Understand Your Weight
in Terms of Muscle and Fat Mass?
Whatever your goals, an important thing to remember during your health journey is that there’s more to being healthy than looking thin.
If you only focus on losing weight and do not know your body composition, you may end up losing muscle mass and eventually sabotage your efforts.
By differentiating between muscle and body fat, body composition removes the guesswork of determining your weight fluctuations, be it muscle gain, body fat loss, or anything in between.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF BODY COMPOSITION
You can easily track progress and measure the effectiveness of your diet and exercise regimen using body composition.
There are several essential body composition outputs that you can use to track your progress over time:
Percent Body Fat (PBF)
Percent Body Fat or Body Fat Percentage is a more accurate indicator of your health than your body weight or BMI because it tells you exactly how much fat mass makes up your total body weight.
For a healthy body fat level, aim for a PBF within 10 – 20% (for males) or 18 – 28% (for females).
Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM)
Skeletal Muscle Mass is crucial for mobility, posture, and strong immunity for long-term health. Body composition analysis shows you precisely how much Skeletal Muscle Mass you have in each body segment, so you can focus on building more muscle or correcting imbalances to ensure you have a healthy muscle mass balance.
Body Water (TBW)
Your Total Body Water (TBW) is divided into two groups: extracellular water (ECW), which is the water outside your cells, and intracellular water (ICW), which is the water within your cells. A healthy balance of body water is critical for good health. With body composition analysis, you can identify any changes and address them to maintain a healthy balance.