Body Weight vs. Body Composition: Why our Medical Body Composition Test is so Important

If you are a Strength Code member, you’ve most likely had the benefit of our Seca Medical Body Composition Analysis and the comprehensive report that comes from that test. 

Why is a Body Composition Test so important? 

To answer that you must realize the difference between Body Weight vs. Body Composition.   Your body weight is simply your body’s total mass. Body composition is what your weight is made of—muscle, bone, water, and fat.  

A body composition test also shows you measurable results in the progress you are making with your weekly Strength Code sessions.  We love seeing our clients increase their lean muscle mass and decrease their fat — regardless of how their weight may fluctuate.  So what makes lean muscle mass so valuable?

Muscle is metabolic currency for your body.  

Simply put, your muscle is really high maintenance!  It’s a very demanding tissue that requires your body’s metabolism to kick into gear and support it.  One pound of muscle burns up to 5 times more calories than one pound of fat, just in its resting state.  When you match that with a solid nutritional plan, you will be making regular deposits in your metabolic bank account!

In fact, scientific evidence shows that a healthy body composition will increase your lifespan by reducing the risk of diseases like type 2 diabeteshypertension, and heart disease.

Not only that, more lean muscle increases our functional ability, which allows us to move and exercise more, thus burning more calories. Regularly measuring your body composition will reveal your own body’s unique makeup and help us to work with you and identify areas to improve your workouts. 

Our medical Body Composition Analyzer by seca breaks down weight into body compartments relevant to the practice of medicine, namely, Fat Mass and Fat-Free Mass, Body Water and Skeletal Muscle Mass. Measurements are processed by six analytical modules and presented in easy-to-understand graphics. 

  • Precise. Proven by international medical studies.
  • Fast. Measurements executed in 17 seconds.
  • Simple. Six analytical modules and intuitive user navigation on touch-screen display. 
  • Versatile. Analysis of fat and fat-free mass, total body water, extracellular water, intracellular water and skeletal muscle mass.
What does this mean?  You can take your Body Composition Test report to your doctor so they have even more information about your health and wellness. 
Our body composition analysis is the best way for you to understand and see the “whole picture” of what’s really going on in your body, and then to make changes leading towards restoring, building and maintaining optimum health.

If you’re a Strength Code member, make sure to ask your Trainer to schedule your monthly Body Composition Test!  

This free analysis comes with our Intro Offer. Plus, when you become a member of the Strength Code this 17-second test is part of the package and available to do once a month!