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What gets measured gets managed?

One of the more challenging areas to navigate in the health & fitness space centres around body composition - nutrition - food plans - diet culture and what the right approach is for each individual member or client in your community or network.


Most experienced coaches will agree, that the common response to questions around health, fitness, performance and nutrition is;

"Well, that depends"

"It depends"


I'm also sure most clients would agree that the most frustrating response to their questions centred around health, fitness performance and nutrition is;

"It depends"


But your needs and the appropriate area of focus will depend greatly on your current lifestyle, health status, performance goals, training experience, stress levels, time constraints, resources available etc.


There are so many variables that have significant influence and impact on your overall health & performance - so it makes perfect sense that we must first create the full picture and assess our current habits - before we go about setting or re-evaluating our goals?

 

Our body composition has a significant impact on our health, longevity, performance and aesthetics and therefore warrants focus and effort. But ensuring we are approaching the goal of body 're-composition' with clarity and understanding of its' role in our health and wellness is key.


On one hand, we absolutely want to develop a mindset and belief system which focuses on what our bodies can do - how strong, how fast, how mobile, how stable it can become - as opposed to solely focusing on how our body looks.


On the other hand, we know the incredibly significant role our body composition not only plays in achieving our athletic/performance potential but the role it plays in our longterm health and longevity!


If we can find balance - enjoying & committing to our training - while keeping one eye on our body composition trends - we can reap the rewards of our work - so that our future self is in the best position possible to maintain an independent, active and healthy life.

 

Using Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA) we can gather a detailed snapshot of our overall body composition - looking beyond the traditional measurements of body weight and body mass index (BMI) and measuring important parameters such as:


Body Fat Mass: The total mass of fat in the body.

Skeletal Muscle Mass: The mass of muscles attached to the skeleton, which are used for movement.

Lean Body Mass: The total mass of the body minus the fat mass; it includes muscles, bones, water, and other non-fat tissues.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): The amount of energy expended while at rest to maintain vital body functions.

Segmental Analysis: The distribution of muscle and fat in different parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, and trunk.

Visceral Fat Level: The amount of fat surrounding internal organs, which is a critical factor for assessing risks of metabolic conditions.



Initially, it's worth identifying your overall 'profile' - what does our muscle-fat analysis tell us?

If we have a 'C' shape - this tells us prioritising and focusing on body recomposition is a worthwhile endeavour - by focusing on increasing our lean muscle mass and reducing our body fat mass - we can bring our body towards an 'I' shape.


An 'I' profile represents balance - and ideally sets us up to pursue a more 'developed' body composition - by focusing on increasing our muscle mass even further - we are setting ourselves up to building a robust body composition which plays a key role in performance, health and longevity.


Identify your starting point and aim for progress.


We are scheduling a block of InBody assessments and goal reviews for members over the next few days - simply visit the facilities section on your Glofox app and book your slot.


Following the guidelines to prepare for your InBody scan can help improve the accuracy and reliability - ensures that the data collected accurately reflects your true body composition, providing valuable insights for health monitoring, fitness assessments, and potential for personalised nutrition coaching if needed. Check out our guidelines below on how you can prepare for your InBody Scan


How to prepare for your InBody Scan
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