The BOD POD® is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children, and can accommodate a wide range of populations. A full test requires only about 5 minutes, and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results.
Anyone who's serious about making progress towards their fitness goals needs accurate information. For example, if you've lost 5 lbs, you may think that's great, but how much of that was fat, and how much was muscle? You can't rely on scale-weight only to know if you're making the progress you aim to achieve.
Getting a Bod Pod body fat test can answer this question. If you're trying to lose body fat but maintain (or increase) muscle mass, you'll need a detailed analysis of your body composition changes.
The better information you have the better decisions you can make in achieving your goals.
The BOD POD® which uses air displacement technology is considered the Gold Standard in body composition measurement. It is as accurate as hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, but much quicker and easier to perform. The range of error for this test is +/- 1 to 2.7%.
Overall weight lose is a good thing if you are looking to lighten the load on your joints but losing muscle mass is never desirable. Sometimes when you’re working hard and eating right the scale won’t move and that can be frustrating but you are probably losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time. This is a good thing and why you need to be retested to make sure that is the case. Fat takes up a lot more room than muscle so you should feel your clothes fit better and your ‘mirror test’ improve.
The BOD POD® test is a very simple (but highly accurate test)
Knowledge is power and the the more frequently you test the more information you will have to track the effectiveness of your nutrition and training. We recommend at least quarterly tests to effectively make decisions to achieve your goals.
The Bod Pod® is the world’s gold standard for fast, accurate and safe body composition assessment
Gold Standard accuracy using whole body densitometry