OPEX Baltimore is a different kind of gym. If you’ve poked around our site or spoken with us at an event you may have started to pick that up! In our mission to provide the most personalized training experiences we can, we have invested in a specialized piece of technology called the INBODY 270. This top-of-the-line technology allows us to obtain unique data about your bodyweight, skeletal muscle mass, and body fat mass. These metrics help us to level-up the fitness, nourishment and lifestyle prescriptions that we create for our clients.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
When you step on a traditional scale, you can’t see how much muscle or fat you have. All you see is a number, without any context as to what it actually represents, and how it relates to your health or fitness.
InBody goes beyond the scale, providing a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat, and water. With this information, we can:
- Identify structural imbalances that might exist.
- Develop a starting point for nourishment relative to your lean body mass and body fat.
- Track changes to your body composition and adjust various elements of your plan as necessary to help you move more efficiently toward your goals.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
InBody devices use a method called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to measure body composition, which divides your weight into different components, such as lean body mass and fat mass. The Inbody is far more accurate than anything else you will find in handheld home devices or in many other gyms that offer this kind of analysis.
Click here to see an example of the printout from the Inbody 270.
As amazing and useful as it is, InBody is just one tool we use in our assessment process to build a personalized fitness plan designed specifically for you. Learn more about our assessment process in this series of articles.
About the Author:
Sean is an OPEX CCP coach at OPEX Baltimore South with 15 years of fitness experience ranging from Rowing, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Adventure Racing, CrossFit.