I am now providing people with a more in depth weigh in for a small fee of £5. ‘The Body Composition Health Check’ goes into a lot more detail than the normal ‘Weigh In’ and provides you with the following results:
– BMI (body mass index)
– Body Fat %Muscle Mass %
– Visceral Fat
– Resting Metabolic Rate
– Blood Pressure
– Resting Heart Rate
– Waist Measurement
– Hip Measurement
– Waist to Hip Ratio
– Chest Measurement
– Thigh Measurement
– Upper Arm Measurement
Let me explain about some of these extra tests and why you should have them done…
BMI is a calculation using your weight and height to give you a guide as to whether you are underweight, overweight, or in the normal category on the international BMI chart. This will tell you whether you are risk of certain things like diabetes and heart disease for example.
Sometimes people don’t lose much weight during boot camp because they put on muscle and lose body fat, which changes their body shape but does not show any change on the scales. With this new test it will show exactly what is happening with regards to Body Fat and Muscle Mass percentage in your body.
Visceral fat is the fat surrounding the internal organs. Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased levels of fat in the bloodstream, which can lead to common diseases such as diabetes, which impairs the ability of insulin to transfer energy from the bloodstream and using it as energy. You can have high visceral fat levels without looking fat, but this test will keep track of that for you.
The Resting Metabolism test will tell you how many calories you need to consume in 24 hours at rest. Your body needs a certain amount of calories per day to keep all of your bodily functions working in good order. Everyone is different as it depends on your height, weight age, muscle mass, body fat percentage etc. So this test will work that out for you and it makes it easier to keep control of your diet.
The blood pressure test will tell you if you have high, low or normal blood pressure and make you aware of any risks that can occur.
Resting heart rate is your heart rate when at rest. Typical healthy resting heart rate in adults is 60–80 bpm, with rates below 60 bpm referred to as bradycardia and rates above 100 bpm referred to as tachycardia. Conditioned athletes often have resting heart rates below 60 bpm. Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong has a resting HR around 32 bpm, and it is not unusual for people doing regular exercise to get below 50 bpm. The fitter you are the lower your resting heart rate, so you should see this decrease as you get fitter through boot camp.
Waist to Hip Ratio is an important tool that helps you determine your overall health risk. People with more weight around their waist are at greater risk of lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes than those with weight around their hips. It is a useful measure of fat distribution.
The Body Composition Health Check cannot be done immediately after exercise as the calculated body composition may differ significantly from the actual one because the water content in the body is changing. Therefore, if you would like a test done, you will need to have it done before the boot camp session starts. If you would like to have this test please notify me before the session so we can arrange a time.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.