Body Composition Analysis

EMP180 Weight Loss®

Weight Loss Specialists: Vienna, VA, Woodbridge, VA, Alexandria, VA, Ashburn, VA & Rockville, MD

At EMP180⁰ we believe more is better when it comes to understanding your body. While your overall weight number is important, we want to understand what makes up that number. Analyzing the overall body composition is key to understanding your risk factors for various diseases such as diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. During your first visit and at every subsequent visit we will do a detailed body composition analysis. We will examine all of the components of your weight including your muscle mass, your water retention levels, as well as your overall body fat mass and visceral fat levels. At every visit we will examine trends and make recommendation for your program based on what we see. Feedback and results are also important to your progress. We provide you with real numbers every week so you can understand how your body composition is changing. Visit us at one of our Virginia locations in Vienna, Woodbridge, Alexandria or Ashburn. We are also located in Rockville, MD. To schedule a consultation, call EMP180⁰ Weight Loss today.

Body Composition Analysis Q & A

What is a body composition analysis and why is it important?

We rely on the InBody technology to do a total body composition. Weight is more than just a number. In order to truly understand your body and health it is important to measure body fat, water retention levels, lean muscle mass as well as visceral fat levels. The body composition is able to evaluate a wide range of body types, from extremely obese, to elderly, to athletic.

How does it work?

The body composition machine uses direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA) to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs.

The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody Test yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.

Impedance is the frequency-dependent opposition of a conductor to the flow of an alternating electric current. Impedance is composed of two main properties, resistance and reactance.

InBody provides segmental impedance values at varying frequencies to allow for accurate analysis of the human body. Since reactance is the interrupting force of alternating current flow, it increases in proportion to the integrity of cell membrane. Therefore, reactance and phase angle decrease when the number of cells is low or the cell membrane is more permeable or unhealthy.

The more water there is, the lower the impedance.

What do I have to wear?

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing. Because the bottom of your feet must be in direct contact with the electrodes, clothing items such as shoes, socks, stockings or leggings must be removed for accurate results.

How long does it take?

The Body Composition lasts approximately 120 seconds.

How accurate is the body composition?

Historically, BIA technology, devices, and results have been met with some degree of skepticism. However, InBody technology addresses these concerns with its technological features and provides great precision and accuracy for total body and regional measurements.