Body composition analysis involves a series of tests to measure the ratio of different tissues that our bodies are currently made up of. These tests can be an eye-opening experience because they reveal the following: the ratio of fat to lean muscle tissue., the percentage of water in the body, the metabolic rate (BMR) and BMI. When do the results start to show up? When muscle tissue increases through proper exercise and nutrition, all of these numbers change! This is exciting for us because it shows our clients that their focus on making changes is really worth the effort.
A body composition analysis can be especially helpful for those wanting to get in better shape, since exercise’s most direct result is not weight loss, but fat loss. The healthier body composition that results from exercises means an increased percentage of muscle as opposed to fat in the body. Honestly, we don’t care too much about the actual amount of pounds lost, so we don’t set goals based on weight. What we do care about is how much of your body weight is fat, and how much is muscle.