It’s important to know the health of your cells, metabolism, and body fat for optimum assessments of how to heal and repair damaged tissues and cells as well as optimize the body’s ability to slow down aging and preventative againist diseases.
Your weight is made up of muscle, fat, and water. The key to effective weight loss and overall health is losing excess body fat, not overall body weight. Instead of tracking how heavy you are, use the Body Composition Analysis to track how healthy you really are.
The Inbody-770 measures the following vital measurements:
Total Body Water (divided into Intracellular and Extracellular Water)
Lean Body Mass
Dry Lean Mass
Body Fat Mass
Overall cellular health
Intracellular Water (body water inside cells) and Extracellular Water (body water outside cells), which make up Total Body Water.
Monitoring Extracellular Water, in particular, can provide deep insights. If you notice an increase in ECW, but not ICW, this could be due to acute inflammation from overtraining.
This value is the weight of the protein and mineral content in your body.
Protein makes up most of your muscle, bones are mainly minerals, and Dry Lean Mass excludes body water, if your Dry Lean Mass increases, then this is generally a sign that you have gained muscle mass!
Below Dry Lean Mass on the print out is Body Fat Mass. This value reveals how much body fat, both surface level (subcutaneous) and internal (visceral), makes up your weight.
Displayed in the second column from the right, Lean Body Mass (LBM) is the sum of your ICW, ECW, and Dry Lean Mass. LBM is the weight of everything in your body except fat; for this reason, it is also called Fat-Free Mass. Lean Body Mass includes muscle, water, bones, and organs.
Usually, increases in LBM reflect an increase in muscle mass (which you can also see as an increase in Dry Lean Mass) and is considered an improvement in body composition. However, people who do not maintain normal body water ratios may have increased LBM due to swelling caused by strenuous exercise or activity.
ECW/TBW is a measure of compartmental fluid distribution and shows, as a ratio, how much of your total body water is extracellular.
Taking multiple InBody Tests will establish your normal fluid status and help determine any imbalances. As a general guide, check to see that your ECW/TBW is below 0.390.
You’ll see minor fluctuations in your ECW/TBW—that’s normal. This output is primarily used to give context to another section—the Segmental Lean Analysis.
High LBM and a high ECW/TBW ratio usually indicate excess body water—not just muscle.
This section shows how your Weight, Skeletal Muscle Mass, and Body Fat Mass compare to the healthy average range of people of the same height and sex for a better understanding of where your current body composition is so you can make any changes to get it to where you would like it to be.
This is an easy-to-understand overview of body composition and helps narrow the focus of health goals.
The 100% mark indicates the healthy average for people of your height and sex. So if your Weight bar is at 130%, this would mean that your weight is 30% above average. Adversely, if your weight is 70%, you are 30% below average.
Most optimal is when Skeletal Muscle Mass is above average and body fat is below average.
This graph displays some of the most vital measurements from your previous tests (up to 8). With Body Composition History, you can easily spot trends and track your progress over time.
At the bottom of the Result Sheet is the Body Composition History graph, which automatically tracks your Weight, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Percent Body Fat, and ECW/TBW measures from recent tests.
Most receive one every 4 weeks; however, the provider will advise client as to how often they will need to get a BCA done.