InBody is here!
CrossFit Simsbury is the proud new owner of an InBody scanner! Here is a quick breakdown of what it does, why its beneficial, and who should get a scan.
What is it:
A high-tech scale that measures your body composition
Takes about 15 seconds
Stores your scan so you can see changes from scan to scan
What does it tell you:
Total skeletal muscle mass (how much of the body weight is muscle)
Total body fat (how much of the body weight is fat)
Body fat percentage
Base metabolic rate (how many calories your body needs at rest. Very important!)
Breaks down of muscle/fat in each arm, leg, and trunk
Why is a scan beneficial?
Your bathroom scale only gives you weight. Some may give body fat percentage. The InBody is extremely precise and gives you more detailed information.
Track progress over time, just like your weightlifting and CrossFit metcons.
Your home scale may be giving you false information. A scale I use was telling me I was 22% body fat, but I knew that was incorrect. I looked into it, and found out I had to go online and change a setting in my scale through the WiFi and make my profile “athletic” build. Then I got a completely different number.
The Base Metablic Rate is extremely important if you track your macros ... this is your daily caloric needs at rest. Much more accurate than online calculators.
Who should get a scan?
Many notice no movement on the scale because they lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously. The InBody will show that differentiation.
Setting a benchmark for when you started CrossFit. Taking a look back in 6 months or a year and seeing the progress will be inspiring!
Athletes making nutrition changes
Massing? Cutting? Maintaining on base? Tweaking your macros? Getting scans every month or two will show you exactly what impact your changes have made in your body composition.
Athletes making training changes
Starting a squat program? Powerlifting? Running more? How is the program changing your body composition? Are you going the direction you want?
Looking to generally increase your health and wellness? Getting a scan every few months can ensure you stay on track towards your goals.
Getting a Scan
Must be done by a Coach
For most precise results, do before class, on an empty stomach, and use the bathroom.
Take any metal off. (Watches, earrings, etc)
Shoes must be off. Workout clothes are fine and will not impact reading.
Takes about 3 minutes total
Cost is $20
You’ll get a printout of your results
*Anybody with a pacemaker should not get a scan.
Any questions just email firstname.lastname@example.org
The best time to get the scan done is before a weekend class, or weekdays the 9am, Noon, or 430pm. (Coaches available)