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Body Fat Testing Showdown: Bod Pod v. Calipers

We’ve heard it countless times after someone’s first Bod Pod in Scottsdale test: “This can’t be right! I’ve had my body fat tested before and it was lower. I know I’m not X percent body fat!”

Nine times out of ten, the person didn’t have their previous body fat test done using a Bod Pod, they had it tested by a personal trainer at a gym using calipers. While calipers can be accurate, they are not as accurate or reliable as the Bod Pod in Scottsdale, and measuring body fat using calipers is very easy to mess up and very difficult to master.

The accuracy of a body fat test performed using calipers can depend largely on the following factors: Read more

How Soon is Too Soon? Coming Back From an Injury

You’re ready to get back into the game.

It’s been several weeks since your injury occurred. You’ve spent plenty of time resting and rehabbing. Your patience is wearing thin, and you’re ready to get back to the gym, trail, or court.

Take note; this is the point where most people try to pick up right where they left off, and it’s often too much, too soon.

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