Body composition is the proportion of fat and non-fat mass in your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower percentage of body fat and a higher percentage of non-fat mass, which includes muscle, bones, and organs. Knowing your body composition can help you assess your health and fitness level.

There are several ways to get an estimate of your body fat percentage at home, at the gym, or from your doctor:

Skinfold Measurements

Taking skin-fold measurements is a method often used by fitness trainers or as part of a weight loss program. Calipers take measurements at different parts of your body and then a calculation helps translate them into a body fat percentage.


A DEXA scan, or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scan, is performed in a medical setting and can also be used to check for bone density.

Hydrostatic Weighing

Hydrostatic weighing is a method that requires you to be fully submerged in water. This gold standard for body fat measurement involves being dunked in a water tank. It’s harder to find a clinic or gym that offers this service.

Bioelectrical Impedance

Bioelectrical impedance can be measured by handhold units and by BIA body fat scales that you step onto like a regular scale. It works by passing a small electrical current through your body. Fat, water, and lean tissue impede the current differently to give the reading.

Body composition measurement is a very important part of the physical test at the gym. The normal 3D scanners usually use optical technology to obtain the volume of the human body, to calculate the body composition by utilizing the formula between volume and density. This measurement has the strictly requirement that you need to wear tight clothes, or naked to get accurate data. In most instances, this is awkward. For ending this situation, Visbody R sets apart these 4 objects: body composition, 3D model, circumferences, posture assessment, to make each and every object easy to assess accurately.

Visbody body composition firstly applies the adopts 8-electrode multi-point BIA technology, which ensures clients do not need to take off clothes to access body composition by getting accurate & trustworthy data, even with loose clothes. Meanwhile, BIA technology can obtain richer parameters including segmental fat and segmental muscles to better understand the body.

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