Body Fat %: Bod Pod

Purpose: Whole body densitometry to determine body composition.  The Bod Pod is the most accurate method of calculating body composition and body fat. 

Equipment: Body Pod device

Procedure:  Prior to testing:

  • Don’t eat or drink for at least 3 hours (no food and no liquids). 
  • Don’t exercise for at least 3 hours.
  • Wear form fitting clothing (spandex or lycra). 
  • Don’t apply any lotions or skin creams
  • Don’t wear any jewelry. 
  • Note how much body hair the subject has.
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