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HYDROSTATIC COMPOSITION Pretest Requirements
HYDROSTATIC COMPOSITION Test Procedure
(approximately 4 minutes of measuring in a 15 minute appointment block)
WHY HYDROSTATIC WEIGHING?
Composition measuring has rapidly gained prominence with the increased availability of convenient methods of measure, and an industry emphasis on redefining individual weight. If an individual is attempting to define a healthy weight, and track changes in fat and lean mass, Hydrostatic Weighing has been the go to tool for decades.
The hydrostatic testing method has been around for over 50 years and is based on Archimedes principle which states "that when a body is submerged in water, there is a buoyant counter force equal to the weight of the water which is displaced". Since bone and muscle are denser than water, a person with a larger percentage of lean body mass will weigh more in the water and ultimately have a lower body fat percentage versus someone with less lean muscle mass. By obtaining your land weight and water weight (based on buoyancy), our specialized program can calculate your body fat as a percentage of your total weight.
YOU WILL BE COMPLETELY SUBMERGED FOR AT LEAST A FEW SECONDS. Yes your hair will get wet!