Body Composition Exam
What is the InBody 270?
The InBody 270 machine is a professional body composition analyzer designed to do more than just calculate your body’s muscle and fat measurements. While InBody is used to determine the proportion of fat to fat-free body mass, the machine also provides helpful information to assess and assist your fitness progression. Using a method called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), InBody accurately measures a person’s body composition without involving factors such as age, gender, or ethnicity.
With the InBody 270, you’ll get an accurate assessment of changes in your fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage so you can easily track your progress, proving the results are in the workout. Learn more about InBody below.
What does the InBody 270 measure?
The InBody 270 measures several aspects of your body composition including fat, protein, various minerals, and body water. The results show the percentage of body fat, lean muscle, and more to indicate where you are in your fitness journey. You’re able to track your muscle mass, fat mass, basal metabolic rate, BMI, impedance, and more with the InBody 270 body composition machine.
It works by sending multiple painless electrical impulses through the body that gather impedance readings for the trunk and limbs. The results provide specific measurements for each limb as well as the trunk so that you can compare and contrast different parts of your body and adjust your workout routine to meet your fitness goals.
Benefits of Using InBody 270
There are several benefits to using the InBody 270 to assess your personal body composition. Not only are you given accurate, reliable results, but you’ll receive specific information regarding your body that you can use to enhance your workout routine and make healthier choices. Some benefits of the InBody 270 include:
Accurate tracking of your results and progress which are available immediately
A printed copy of your easy-to-read results sheet
Receive precise calculations of your Body Mass Index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (calories burned at rest), and segmental lean body mass measurements to determine how your body is using energy
Locates edema (excess of fluid collecting in body cavities or tissues) to aid in recovery
Provides quality information about your body and how it functions so that you can adjust your lifestyle according to your fitness goals
3 Ways the InBody 270 Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals
#1 Track Your Progression
Keeping track of the changes occurring in your body over time can significantly boost your fitness results. You’ll be able to see specifically where you’re succeeding and where you need to improve based on your body composition. Monitoring your progress over time will help motivate and challenge you to keep going until you reach your goals.
#2 Focus on Problem Areas
Every person has their own set of strengths and weaknesses, which is especially true in fitness. The InBody machine can identify muscle and fat imbalances with Segmental Lean and Body Fat Analysis to help you determine how much muscle and fat needs to be gained or lost in order to reach your health and fitness goals.
#3 Develop a Customized Nutrition Plan
Nutrition is a vital aspect of health. Having the wrong diet can significantly alter your results and hinder your progress. The InBody machine calculates basal metabolic rate to factor in TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) that can be used to help you make a daily caloric intake and meal plan that aligns with your fitness goals.
What can affect my body composition results?
There are a variety of factors that can affect your body composition results including hydration, nutrition, disease, and medication. The smallest changes in your body can affect your body composition results. To get the best comparable results, it’s important to maintain the same testing conditions with each InBody exam. Clothing that fits snuggly to your body will also provide more accurate results along with maintaining proper posture. For tips on how you can prepare for your InBody 270 exam, read our “Do’s” and “Don’ts” below.
How To Prepare For Your InBody Exam
There are some “do’s and don’ts” of the InBody exam that will ensure you get the most accurate results possible. Take a look at those below.
- Use the restroom directly before
- Maintain the same testing conditions with each exam
- Fast for at least 2 hours prior to testing
- Wipe down the electrodes in between testing
- Wear tight-fitting clothing such as shorts and a tank top
- Exercise too strenuously before testing
- Use a sauna or steam room (this raises your body’s natural internal temperature)
- Consume diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications
- Wear added accessories like jewelry as they can interfere with the electrical conductivity of the machine
- Use the InBody machine if you are sick or pregnant
The InBody 270 is available to members and non-members of Flex Appeal. Members of Flex Appeal will receive a discounted rate for using the machine and prices for non-members are as follows:
Connect with Flex Appeal to Calculate Your Body Composition Today!
When it comes to your fitness journey, one of the best tools you can use is the InBody 270 as it provides accurate body measurements as well as information to help you tailor your workout to improve your results and reach your goals. With accurate body measurements, data to help adjust your workout, and lean analysis to guide your diet and nutrition, the InBody is an extremely effective health tool available to guests of Flex Appeal. To use an InBody 270 machine near you, contact our membership services coordinator. They’ll get you started on your new fitness journey and ensure you have all the things you need to succeed.