What is DEXA
DEXA (Dual-energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) scans are the most accurate way to measure body composition. Body Formula utilises the world’s most advanced scanning technology to assess body composition with the very latest, medically developed DEXA technology to quickly and accurately measure the amount of body fat, lean tissue and bone density in each part of your body.
This is extremely beneficial for both you and the personal trainer. This gives us the opportunity to assess your body and appropriately tailor diet to the individual. This also helps us to determine an exercise program in order for you to best achieve your health and training goals. The scan compares you to the rest of the population and gives crucial health markers that can’t be picked up using other methods such as Bodpods and calliper testing. Follow up scans will be sure that you have made great progress.
A DEXA scan is far more accurate than other methods such as calipers, Bodpods and bi-impedance monitors, which rely on calculated measurements of body fat that are influenced by uncontrollable environmental variables coupled with human error and bad calibration.
Who is it for ?
Do any of these describe you?
- I want to lose fat and build muscle
- I want to improve my performance
- I am working out and eating well and still not getting results
- I want to improve my health
- I am currently rehabilitating from an injury
We know that having less fat and more muscle is key for good health and fitness in both men and women. This is why precise testing of your body composition is the best way to start for a plan for fat loss. Whether you’re just starting out, interested in improving sport performance, or just looking to tone up, a DEXA scan gives you the information you need to meet your goals.
DEXA and Body Composition Analysis include the following objective measures:
- Total Body bone mineral density
- Total body muscle mass(kg)
- Total body fat mass (kg)
- Muscle imbalances
- Total body fat percentage
- Regional body composition
- Visceral fat data
- Analyse bone structure
- Metabolic rate and estimated daily energy expenditure
- Exercise and diet information
- Precise to a single gram
Not only does a DEXA scan give physical body markers, but can provide crucial information to improving your health. We undertake specific measurements to determine your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis and HOW TO PREVENT IT.
Is it Safe?
A DEXA scan is completely safe. The radiation dose from a DEXA scan is less than eating a small bag of brazil nuts or taking a flight to Rome.
The procedure is quick, simple and easy. No special preparations are needed before having a DEXA Scan. The procedure takes less than 5 minutes! You remain fully clothed during the scan. That’s all there is to it. This is followed by a consultation and PDF print out with the full results which is also emailed to you within 24 hours. It’s that simple!
Take a look at the results of this individual in just 8 weeks, losing 6.5kg of fat and gained 3.8kg of lean muscle
This shows how weight can be completely irrelevant as a marker of progress. Weight can stay constant during a training program and you would never know if you are making any progress. A DEXA scan clearly shows your progress. Needless to say this individual made amazing changes to his body in just 8 weeks! You can too.