Body Composition Tests
A collection of high-quality articles on various methods/tests used to determine body composition.
In athletic performance, changes in body composition such as reduced fat mass and increased fat-free mass are often highlighted as determinants of successful performance, and the target of multiple interventions.
BIA is able to make an estimation of body composition (e.g. quantities of fat mass and fat-free mass) by running a small electrical current through the body. Learn more…
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DEXA scans determine body composition by passing low-radiation x-ray beams through tissues, with the varying energy absorption allowing the practitioner to determine both tissue type and quantity.
This article delves into the science, validity, reliability and practical recommendations for using skinfold calipers to measure body fat.
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