Body Composition Analysis

What Is the InBody Scale and How Does It Work?

The InBody Scale uses cutting edge technology to help professional athletes, astronauts, and everyday people fine-tune their health and wellness regimens. The machine measures body composition through a method called bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). BIA sends a small alternating current through the body that allows for highly accurate measurements of a person’s body fat as well as water, lean mass, overall weight, and more. BIA is painless, quick, non-invasive, and doesn’t pose any risk of side effects.

The InBody Scale has not only improved how we measure weight, but it has improved how we measure body fat, water retention, muscle mass, and their distribution throughout the human body. More importantly, all this knowledge gives Liquid Reset the power to provide clients with better care and more personalized treatment recommendations.

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How Is This Different From Traditional Weight Measurement?

While body mass index (BMI) calculations haven’t really changed for 200 years the problem with these measurements is that they don’t account for the complexity of the human body’s composition. While weight, height, and BMI measurements can give you a rudimentary assessment of your overall health, these measurements don’t take into account body fat as opposed to muscle mass, or intracellular vs. extracellular water.

What Should I Expect During an InBody Test?

The InBody testing process is completely non-invasive, doesn’t require x-ray imaging, and only takes a couple of minutes. First, you will be asked to wipe your feet and hands with a special wipe that will remove any lotion or sweat to improve your body’s conductivity. This will help the InBody Scale obtain an accurate reading. Once you’re ready, you can step onto the InBody Scale. 

The first measurement taken will be your weight. Then your height, age, and sex will be entered into the machine. Next, you will need to hold the hand sensors on either side of the machine with your arms outstretched at about waist level with your thumbs on the sensors. That’s all there is to it! Once the InBody Scale has completed its reading, you will receive a detailed print out explaining your unique body composition analysis.

15 Second Tests

Quickly measure fat mass, muscle mass, and body water levels. No dunking. No pinching. No discomfort. Simply stand on the device and hold the hand electrodes.

No Estimations

Only impedance is used to determine your body composition results; no empirical estimations such as gender and age are used or required to predict your body composition.

Cloud Software

Automatically save all the data from InBody units to Lookin’Body Web, InBody’s cloud database management system. Easily view and manage client’s results and see their progress anytime, anywhere.

What Will I Learn From an InBody Test and How Can This Help Me?

Not only will the InBody test results give you an in-depth look at your body composition broken down into body fat, muscle mass, and water weight, but they will break these readings down by each region of your body (i.e., your right arm, left arm, right leg, and left leg). You’ll learn about your unique makeup, find out if there are imbalances, and be able to track your progress with follow-up testing.

InBody Scale measurements can help you determine the following: