My Weight Loss Progress

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bod Pod

Sorry I havent blogged in a while. I was without a computer for about a week and just didnt like the idea of blogging from my phone. I am headed to Chicago tomorrow and as soon as I get back I am getting a test done called "Bod Pod". It is one of the most accurate ways to test your lean tissue vs fat tissue percentages. I know how much weight I have lost but I have also gained a lot of muscle and as we all know muscle ways more than fat so I am interested to see the results. I will be re doing the test in 60 days. It isn't very expensive for those of you wondering....$40 for one time or $60 for two tests. I am really excited. I am also planning on getting a blood panel done to test cholesterol, insulin levels, triglycerides, etc. Just thought it would be great to get a base line. I'll let you know what I find out.

Just how does the BOD POD work?

While a person sits inside the enclosure, a rapidly vibrating diaphragm in the wall of the test chamber produces small changes in air pressure between it and an adjoining reference chamber. The changes in air pressure can be used to determine the amount of air the person displaces in the test chamber. In turn, that measurement leads to an estimation of the person’s body volume, corrected for the volume of air in the lungs at the time of the measurement.
Then, taking the person’s body mass (obtained by a scale) and dividing it by the person’s body volume, the body density is determined. With that, a person’s percent body fat can be calculated.

1 comment:

  1. That is incredibly cool! I wish I could go have that done too!!! Maybe someday...
    I can't wait to hear the results!

    And have a BLAST on your trip!!!