InBody Composition Analysis with Dan Trepanier
Understanding your body composition is an important part of your physical fitness journey.
It takes less than 45 seconds to take an ‘InBody' easy-to-understand, accurate measurement of body composition.
- Assess muscle distribution and target areas weakened by injury.
- Identify muscle and fat imbalances in each segment of the body.
- Monitor changes to determine efficacy of an exercise program and diet plans to ensure long-term success.
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To support ongoing success through physical activity, understanding body composition with InBody is key.
In less than 45 seconds, the InBody Assessment Tool provides you and I with an easy-to-understand, accurate and objective measurements og body composition:
- Assess muscle distribution and target areas weakened by injury
- Identify muscle and fat imbalances in each segment of the body
- Monitor changes to determine efficacy of an exercise program and diet plans to ensure long-term success
Your Personal Wellness Training Journey includes an EASY, QUICK, PRECISE body composition analysis using InBody Technology – Dan Trepanier
OLDER AND OBESE CLIENTS
Preventing frailty and decrease of muscle mass
Studies support the correlation between overweight/obesity and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
When you embark on a weight loss program through physical activity you increase your chances of decreasing your risk for various health conditions.
Studies show that by lowering YOUR body fat mass, body fat percentage, and visceral fat while focusing on muscle maintenance or gain YOU further reduce health risks.
Access to a comprehensive InBody Composition Analysis helps. This analysis gives you an all-encompassing assessment of body fat as well as fat distribution to better assist you in setting realistic goals goals.
Studies show that by reducing body fat, specifically visceral fat, you reduce the risk for diabetes and Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD). Therefore, you reduce stress on joints which can preserve joint health throughout your lifespan.
Developing muscle mass becomes a crucial point for both older and obese clients. Especially if there is an imbalance between muscle and fat. When these clients have excess body fat mass and underdeveloped muscle, they can suffer from significant health risks due to sarcopenic obesity. Because muscle mass plays an integral role in health and disease, low muscle is associated with certain diseases like diabetes and higher risk for frailty. By tracking changes in Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM), we can help prevent further loss of muscle as well as strive off sarcopenia and frailty. – InBodyusa.com
Through the use of Segmental Lean Analysis, coupled with the right training program, we are better able to target specific areas of YOUR body.
The use of the top and bottom bars guide us on where to increase lean mass to help YOU better support yourself.
The bottom bar percentage educates us if a specific limb is insufficiently developed to support their overall weight. Ideally, this bottom bar would want to be at 100%.
For those not at 100%, this can be a starting point for for those of us who have low Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM) and high body fat to preserve joint function, functionality, and prevent frailty.
A combination of these resources allows us an opportunity to implement various targets and training strategies to optimize YOUR progress and overall health.
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Maintaining weight while increasing muscle and decreasing fat
Monitoring muscle and fat balance allows us to identify imbalances and focus attention on setting more appropriate training goals.
With the use of Segmental Lean Analysis, we can identify areas for training that will maximize progress.
The InBody Composition Analysis showcases your hard work paying off.
As we can see from this client example, they have been engaging in a personal training program for a period of 7 months. During this time, body weight has remained stable, however, body composition, i.e. the proportions of muscle and fat in the body, have changed significantly.
Through the use of body composition, we can focus on positive changes in skeletal muscle and body fat mass instead of just weight.
OVERWEIGHT CLIENTS WITH HIGH MUSCLE MASS
Decrease visceral fat and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases
Determining health risk can be tricky if you have high amounts of skeletal muscle mass. While the balance between the muscle and fat compartment heavily favours skeletal muscle, as you can see from the example to your left this person is still at elevated risk for developing health conditions due to their high overall weight– partially driven by above-normal body fat mass.
While relatively young and fit, this client might believe themselves to be healthy; however, long-term, this trend will increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even certain cancers.
A complete body composition breakdown can guide what kind of exercise modality might fit best to improve this client’s overall body composition. While this client has adequate lean mass, incorporation of more aerobic exercise can help decrease overall weight, body fat mass, and visceral fat, which is approaching a level associated with higher risk of certain metabolic diseases.
Combining aerobic and resistance exercise can assist with reduction of both overall and visceral fat while promoting muscle maintenance or growth.
Both of these types of changes will improve disease risk in the short term, while also supporting long-term health for the client.
With the use of the InBody results sheet, I can better educate clients on the importance of different training protocols and how body composition is an important key to understanding overall health and wellness.
Client’s who have a predominantly resistance based workout might still be at risk for health disease. Use of body composition can allow me to educate clients and show them the value of training programs aimed at overall health and wellness.
Body composition is a method of describing what the body is made of.
It includes fat, protein, minerals and body water.
It also describes weight more accurately than BMI. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage.
This can help validate services your personal training and wellness journey with me.
Maximize sports performance in and out of season
For sport-specific athletes, the balance of lean mass becomes crucial to maintain sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. When participating in recreational or professional sports, it becomes important to monitor gains over time to maximize sports performance, as well as watch for signs of potential injury.
As YOU continue to train both in and out of season, we must keep a close eye on body composition parameters to keep YOU on track toward YOUR desired goals.
In the case of a client who engages in a predominantly leg-dominant sport, watching muscle mass increase is a positive sign for sports performance. However, being able to monitor changes in lean mass between legs can help prevent injury. Segmental Lean Analysis (SLA) allows us to track how much lean mass YOU have and if the amount of lean mass is sufficient to support YOUR overall weight.
The bottom bar sufficiency percentage can also be utilized to monitor for imbalances between limbs. An imbalance is classified as a difference of greater than or equal to 6% between the arms and greater than or equal to 3% between the legs. In the case of this client, we can see a 3% difference which could stem from sport specific play or improper exercise planning/form when training.
Being aware of this imbalance allows trainers to adjust training to unilateral exercises to correct the imbalance before it becomes any worse and leads to potential injury.
Another method of monitoring for potential injury is the use of the ECW/TBW Analysis. As YOU train and engage in sports, the body is being put under physical stress. Adequate rest and recovery are needed to allow for muscles to recover and regrow. Inflammation is a key point that is reflected in the ECW/TBW; by monitoring changes in the ratio over time, a steady increase can indicate a sign of overtraining or improper recovery.
Monitoring this progression can alert the need for a less intense workout or longer recovery to reduce the potential for an overtraining injury.