Hydrostatic Body Composition Testing
Our mobile lab offers the only hydrostatic testing tank in the area. Hydrostatic weighing is the “Gold Standard” of body composition testing. Accuracy and consistency is key when evaluating anyone that is looking to become more fit. Hydrostatically calculating a person’s bodyfat is can help them determine if they are moving in the right direction with their workout routines and/or dieting routines. A person that might be considered a “healthy” weight because of what the scale reads might actually be “over-fat” and unhealthy. On the opposite side of the spectrum a person that might be considered overweight by the height/weight charts that were created before World War II might actually be very lean and thus healthy. Getting an exact body-fat reading through hydrostatic analysis is the only true way to know just how healthy you are. Getting hydrostatically weighed is on average a 5 to 10 minute process that involves the client submerging themselves for a few seconds while scale measurements are taken. The client performs a “self-immersion” 4 to 6 times or until a stable and consistant reading is achieved. By the time the client is dried off and changed we have a printout of the results.