A collection of high-quality articles on various methods/tests used to determine body composition.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
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…
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.
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.
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