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What is body composition analysis?
Body composition analysis measures the amount of fat versus lean muscle tissue as a percentage of an athlete's total weight.
How is it done?
Body composition can be measured in one of two ways: hydrostatic weighing or BodPod.
Hydrostatic weighing involves measuring how much you weigh when you are underwater. You’ll be asked to blow all of the air out of your lungs and hold it for a few seconds while immersed in a warm pool. After we have your underwater weight, formulas are used to determine how much lean mass and fat mass your body contains. The body fat percentage is a ratio of body fat to total body weight.
The BodPod uses air displacement to measure body composition. You will sit very still in the BodPod wearing a swimsuit or tight workout clothing and a swim cap (the swim cap is provided). The BodPod measures how much air you displace and uses formulas to determine how much lean mass and fat mass your body contains. The body fat percentage is a ratio of body fat to total body weight.
There is not a price difference between the two methods.
Schedule a Body Composition Analysis
A body composition analysis is $40 a la carte. The IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann also offers sport-specific packages to meet the needs of all athletes. See pricing & packages »
Contact us to schedule a body composition analysis and take your performance to the next level.