The Bod Pod in Scottsdale is extremely accurate. It provides statistically similar results to underwater hydrostatic weighing which has long been considered the gold standard for body fat testing. The Bod Pod, underwater weighing, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry all have an error range of +/- 3%. However, the Bod Pod in Scottsdale is superior to the methods because it’s faster, easier, and less expensive.
What factors affect the accuracy of the Bod Pod?
The temperature of the room where the Bod Pod is kept is the biggest environmental factor affecting its accuracy. Even the slightest changes in room temperature – as little as 0.5° – can alter the test results. At Human Health Specialists, the top Bod Pod in Scottsdale center, we have invested the time and resources to ensure that the Bod Pod room remains at a constant temperature. We also keep track of the room temperature during every test so that if the temperature does change, we can consider that during your results analysis.
The other major factor affecting the Bod Pod’s accuracy is the client’s adherence to our pre-test and follow-up test guidelines. In order to ensure that results remain as accurate as possible, we ask that clients keep as many things as possible the same for every test.
How long does a Bod Pod in Scottsdale test take?
The actual Bod Pod test takes about 2 minutes. If you factor time in to fill out our pre-test questionnaire and change clothes, the total time is about 10-15 minutes. We schedule our Bod Pod in Scottsdale appointments to be 15 minutes long. In addition, we offer a free assessment to review your report in detail and provide basic information on your diet and exercise program to improve your results. The free review can take up to 30 minutes.
I don’t understand my results, what do they tell me?
With your Bod Pod in Scottsdale test, you will receive your:
Fat mass and % body fat
Fat free mass and % fat free mass
Resting metabolic rate
You can see a sample report here (https://www.causenta.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Sample-Bod-Pod-Results.pdf). Don’t worry if you don’t understand it fully right now, once you get your report from your Bod Pod test, a certified technician and exercise physiologist will review your results with you and explain it in detail.
How do I lose my excess body fat / increase my lean muscle mass?
To lose excess body fat or increase your lean muscle mass you may need to make changes or start an exercise and diet program. When you come in for your body composition test with the Bod Pod in Scottsdale, we provide a free assessment where we can help you get started on the right track. We also provide free assessments as well as exercise programs and prescriptions and nutrition counseling to help you lose weight or gain muscle more effectively.
The Bod Pod in Scottsdale is a great way to set a baseline and track your performance, whether your goal is weight loss or gaining lean muscle. When the test is taken regularly (we recommend every 2-4 weeks) we can chart your performance and show you how your diet and exercise programs are working for you.
Are there any restrictions on who can use the Bod Pod?
The Bod Pod can be used by almost anyone. We have tested children as young as 8 years old and patients weighing over 450 pounds. The Bod Pod is also safe to use for people with disabilities. If you are very lean or very overweight, adjustments will need to be made to the calculations to get a correct result, and our technicians are trained in which adjustments to make.
What if I disagree with the results?
We rarely have someone disagree with the results; the Bod Pod is the gold standard of body fat testing and it is extremely accurate. We will ask prior to your test if you have followed all of the Bod Pod pre-test guidelines, and, if not, determine how that may have affected your results. Many times disagreement with Bod Pod results is due to a previous test with a less accurate testing method, most often calipers. See our blog on the Bod Pod vs. Calipers for body fat testing.
What if I’m unhappy with the results?
If you’re unhappy with your results because you feel that your body fat percentage was too high, we can provide exercise and nutrition counseling as well has put together a customized weight loss or weight gain program. We have many clients who come looking to lose fat or gain muscle and we have been successful in helping clients do both.
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