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Fitness Assessment:

Body Composition

Body Composition is the body's ratio of lean body mass (muscle, bones, connective tissue) compaired to fat mass. Body composition measurements are a more accurate way to assess fitness and also healthy weight loss. 

 


 

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Designed to assess the amount of adipose (fat) tissue that resides just below the skin to calculate body fat percentage. These measurements are taken from 3 or 7 points on the body. These points include: Chest, Triceps, Subscapular, Midaxillary, Suprailiac, Adbomen, and Thigh. Click the link above to see details about the test sites.

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Designed to assess the diameter of specific areas of the body as a way of calculating body fat percentages. Girth measurements are taken from 7 points on the body. These points include: Forearm, Biceps, Abdomen, Waist, Hip, Thigh, and Calf.

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