Why should I know my body fat percentage?
The benefits of knowing your body fat: Higher percentages of fat tissue have been associated with increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. However, extremely low percentages of fat tissue are also undesirable, as there are minimum requirements for brain function, hormone production, and child bearing in women. Therefore, learning your body fat percentage can provide a great deal of information regarding your current state of health, which can then help you determine your fitness goals.
CrossFit PTC now has the BodyMetrix System. This cutting edge technology is one of the most accurate ways to measure body fat. The BodyMetrix System uses ultrasound to accurately measure fat thickness, calculate Body Fat %, and weight distribution. Until the BodyMetrix System arrived, tracking both fat loss and muscle gain was not a task easily accomplished. In fact, the only other methods available were expensive x-ray CT and MRI scans. With the BodyMetrix System you can scan a part of the body to track local fat loss and muscle gain. The recorded scans can be saved for future comparison to accurately track changes in fat and muscle thickness. This is an excellent way to show that your training and diet programs are working.
This example shows the before and after. You can see how much fat this person lost.
You can see by pictures below just how much information you can gain by using the BodyMetrix System. You can not only track Body Fat but inches, BMI, as well as Relative disease risks.