Body Composition Assessment
How much muscle and body fat do I have? How much of each is optimal?
Understanding the importance of the relative amount and changes in muscle and body fat as it relates to overall weight is one of the most effective and meaningful ways to track personal progress in both health and fitness. MuscleSound is at the cutting edge of assessing body composition. A major review of body composition methods recently reported that ultrasound techniques are highly valid and reliable measures of subcutaneous fat. It also stated that ultrasound is
“...likely to replace the widely used skinfold, bio-impedance analysis (BIA) and other field methods that have well known, inherent, shortcomings.”
MuscleSound uses the same locations and prediction equations as skinfold techniques with none of the inherent errors associated with caliper measures. MuscleSound can assess percent body fat and lean muscle mass - both of which are essential components of fitness and health. Beyond its role in sports and training, lean muscle mass makes a significant contribution to whole body metabolism, weight management, locomotion and overall quality of life. The MuscleSound Body Composition protocol takes less than five minutes to complete. Results are uploaded to the cloud and available to display or print out within 30 seconds.