How Fitness Celebrity Brandon Carter Maintains an Incredibly Low Body Fat Percentage

How Fitness Celebrity Brandon Carter Maintains an Incredibly Low Body Fat Percentage

One of our clients, Brandon Carter​, had an incredibly low body-fat result on his recent DEXA scan. In fact, we were shocked because it was one of the lowest we've ever seen!

Ever wonder how fitness celebrities like Brandon stay lean year round? We interviewed him about his 20+ year fitness journey to find out what it takes to maintain such low-body fat levels year round.

Hint: it takes a lot of experimentation and tracking. "The only thing that works for everyone, is to actually start tracking and measuring things." 

New: Announcing The Fitnescity Nutrition Consultation

New: Announcing The Fitnescity Nutrition Consultation

The 30-minute consultation is led by a Clinical Dietitian from The Mount Sinai Hospital - clinical research team in New York.
The consultation is based on a thorough analysis of your current health and nutrition profile and your goals. The staff will analyze your food log using a proprietary, research-approved nutrition analysis software. The staff will also review your lifestyle data based on easy-to use electronic questionnaires. 

What You Need to Know about Body Composition Analysis - Part 1 The DEXA Scan

What You Need to Know about Body Composition Analysis - Part 1 The DEXA Scan

The DEXA scan provides far more complete and precise information than any other weight and and body fat assessments tool. 

The DEXA scan measures your body fat percentage, fat mass, and fat-free mass. What’s unique about the DEXA scan, is that it also provides regional body fat results. Therefore it will indicate that amount of fat you have on certain areas of your body including your trunk, arms, legs, pelvis, among other areas. In addition the DEXA scan indicates bone density as well as the amount of abdominal or visceral fat that you carry.

The 2018 Quantified Self Symposium: The Future of Self-Collected Data and Single-Subject Research

The 2018 Quantified Self Symposium: The Future of Self-Collected Data and Single-Subject Research

Fitnescity recently participated in the 2018 Quantified Self Symposium on Cardiovascular Health. This is a summary of the event by Fitnescity’s co-founder, Laila Zemrani.

The mission of the Quantified Self is to support people in making personal discoveries using everyday science. It has been shown over the last few years that individuals can make significant discoveries about their own health using self-collected, high temporal resolution data from open tools.


Anatomy of a Weightlifter: What Should Be Your Strengths?

Anatomy of a Weightlifter: What Should Be Your Strengths?

Fitness testing, including the BOD POD Body composition assessment, reveals the explosive strength of Olympic weightlifter Dmytro Chumak. 

Weightlifters are one of the strongest people on the planet. In this sports science lab, the physiques and unique body characteristics of Olympic athlete Dmytro Chumak are analyzed to reveal what makes him so special. Here's what you can learn from his test results.

Run the City with Fitnescity | NYC Marathon

Run the City with Fitnescity | NYC Marathon

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this bucket-list event: The TCS NYC Marathon.] Hear the start-line canons and let Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" usher you over the Verrazano Bridge. Tour the five boroughs and feel the city's vibrant energy. As you move along the race course, over two million people cheer you on toward the finish line in Central Park. Whether it's your first marathon or your 10th, it promises to be an event you'll never forget. 

Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph: How To Train For your Body Type

Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph: How To Train For your Body Type

In the 1940s, William H. Sheldon introduced his theory of body types. Sheldon’s system defined human body types as ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph.

While not every human body fits into one of these categories, there are often a few dominant characteristics. Once you know your body’s natural shape, you can follow the fitness plan that suits you best. 

How Accurate Are At-Home Body Fat Scales? ABC Investigates

How Accurate Are At-Home Body Fat Scales? ABC Investigates

ABC investigates the scales measuring weight and body fat that so many rely on. Three women had their body fat measured by ABC's experts, Dr. John shepherd and his team at the university of California San Francisco (UCSF) body composition lab.The BOD POD results at the lab were then compared with those of the latest models of scales from Fitbit, to Withings, Tanita and Qardio. The results were surprising, to say the least. (P.S. Don't miss the fun part is at the end).