WHAT IS BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS?
Look beyond the mirror and past the scale.
You’ll learn your body’s percentages of fat and fat-free mass. Body composition testing (percent fat and lean) reflects the results of both physical activity and nutritional practices. Body weight alone can be very misleading. No scale can tell the difference between a pound of fat and a pound of muscle. Further, BMI is a crude measurement tool that can also mislead. Because the BOD POD is highly accurate, it detects small changes in body fat and lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bones and organs). Over time, people can gain fat and lose muscle, without an obvious change in their weight. Excess body fat has been found to increase the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared obesity an epidemic, over half of adult Americans either overweight or obese (having excess body fat). This test is the ultimate tool for tracking your progress because it reliably tells you how much lean muscle you have gained and how much fat you have lost.
Only by accurately measuring body composition will you learn the amount of fat and lean tissue that makes up your weight, enabling sensible decisions regarding nutrition, sports nutrition and exercise programs. It’s the best way to get the “whole picture” of what’s really going on in your body.
FITNESS / ATHLETICS
Monitoring body composition via a repeatable test is important, it provides the valuable information needed to fine-tune nutritional and training programs.
Simultaneously offering positive feedback and motivation.
The BOD POD test provides a comprehensive view of body composition balance. Through analysis of body composition we gain insight into our current health and can track progress.
Having healthy employees is vital to a productive business. BOD POD composition analysis can assist corporate wellness programs by providing accurate data to track health.
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BOD POD Testing Procedure
Eating & Exercise -
No food, water, or exercise for at least 2 hours prior to testing.
Body Temperature -
Subject should be dry, relaxed and at a normal body temperature.
Jewelry & Accessories -
Remove all jewelry, eyeglasses, and other types of accessories.
Minimal Clothing -
For men this includes form-fitting spandex-type swimsuit or single layer compression shorts without padding.
For women this includes form-fitting spandex-type swimsuit or single layer compression shorts without padding and sports bra.
Note: It is extremely important to comply with all clothing requirements. Deviations from clothing protocol will most likely result in invalid test results.
Swim Cap -
A swim cap must be worn to compress the hair on the head, and will be provided for you.
It has been found that consuming alcohol within 24 hours of testing negatively affects test results.
You will be asked for your height, so be sure you have an accurate measurement.
MORE ABOUT Provision Nutrition
COSMED BOD POD provides the most accurate body composition products based on Air Displacement Plethysmography technology (ADP), considered the “Practical Gold Standard” in body composition assessment. Our body composition solutions include the BOD POD® Tracking Systems, which are used extensively in university and medical research, clinical, athletic, military, and health and wellness settings throughout the world.
The BOD POD is even used by the NFL during the annual Scouting Combine!
"The BOD POD was adopted as the exclusive body composition measurement tool for the Combine in 2006, and has been used at each subsequent Combine for assessing the %Fat, Fat Mass, Fat-Free Mass, and Total Body Mass of all Combine athletes.
In conjunction with other measurements, BOD POD assessments have become a valuable component in the Combine evaluation process and in preparation for the Draft. The simplicity and accuracy of the BOD POD has removed the guesswork in obtaining high quality athlete body composition data, thereby establishing a “standard” in body composition assessment within the collegiate and professional athletic communities.
Having a decade of consistent historical BOD POD data on almost 3,000 Combine athletes in all positions provides important information in determining normal position-specific body composition ranges, the relation of fat-free mass to athletic performance, and the correlation between fat-free mass and longevity within the professional ranks."
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Here you’ll find a series of frequently asked questions. If you’re interested in learning more about effective techniques employed by Provision Nutrition, or have any additional questions after going through this small FAQ list, get in touch and you’ll get an answer ASAP.
HOW MUCH DOES AN ASSESSMENT COST?
BOD POD testing is $45, Bundles and group discounts are available.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Simply sit comfortably and quietly, relax and breathe normally and the BOD POD does the rest. Sounds relating to the valves opening and closing may be heard, but most people are unaware of the slight pressure changes that take place. You may notice a feeling similar to being in an elevator or the initial take-off in an airplane.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Stop by the front desk, call, email or use the button below.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BOD POD ANALYSIS?
Because the BOD POD is highly accurate, it can detect even small changes in body fat and lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bones and organs). Body composition is one of the best indicators of overall health. The feedback you receive from your BOD POD test can be used to measure the success of your nutrition and/or exercise program, monitor for obesity, a risk factor for major diseases, like stroke and diabetes, help you lose or gain body fat safely, fine tune your athletic performance and more.
HOW LONG DOES AN ASSESSMENT TAKE?
You will be sitting inside the BOD POD cabin for about 3 minutes. However, during that time, the door will be opened and closed between two 50-second trials. Total time including paperwork and explanation of the results is approximately 25 to 30 minutes