WHAT IS HYDROSTATIC TESTING?
Hydrostatic Testing (Underwater Weighing) has become universally regarded by industry experts as the "Gold Standard" in body fat testing.
Body Fat Test hydrostatic method uses a two component model which separates the body into 2 areas:
Bone, muscle and organs, along with connective tissue, collectively known as lean mass, sinks (is more dense than water)
Body fat floats (is less dense than water)
By obtaining your dry weight and water weight, based on buoyancy, our specialized computer program can scientifically calculate your body fat as a percentage of your total weight. The ordinary scale cannot tell you if weight loss is muscle or fat while testing with Body Fat Test will tell you exactly what took place with your body during your weight loss regimen.
WHAT IS RESTING METABOLIC RATE?
Your resting metabolic rate is the amount of calories your body burns while at rest.
This number is very important to know. Why? Well you have to take in enough calories to function normally; without the right amount of caloric intake your body goes into survival mode (starvation).
While in this mode your body slows down its metabolism and goes to the next best source for energy: muscle.
Sensing that you are under-eating, your body goes into fat storage mode; anything you eat will promptly be stored as fat.
The key to fat loss is to maintain your RMR and keep metabolism high. This will preserve muscle and allow your body to use carbohydrates and fat as its primary source of energy. Obviously the quality of calories you consume plays a major role in overall health.
Certain factors such as age, gender, and genetics help determine our metabolism. However there is hope because we can change or increase our activity level and thus increase our lean mass. Furthermore, muscle is metabolically active and the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism. Alternatively, extreme diets and excessive exercise can tear down your lean mass and lower your metabolism.