Body Composition FAQs

Should I do the BOD POD test or the DEXA SCAN?

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Both tests will provide you with useful information. The test you choose will depend on your interests and goals.

If you are interested in learning about your general body fat and fat-free mass measurements, the BOD POD test may provide you with enough information.

If you are interested in more in-depth measurements, which include body fat percentage by body part, bone density, and how you compare to others your age and ethnic group, the DEXA Scan may be for you.


What is the difference with the BOD POD and the DEXA?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BOD POD AND THE DEXA?

The BOD POD test will provide you with your total body fat and fat-free mass measurements. The BOD POD does not provide body fat levels by body part.

The DEXA body composition measurement technology provides far more complete and precise information than any other weight and body fat assessment tool. The DEXA Scan provides data on total body fat percentage, total fat mass and fat-free mass, regional body fat results (trunk, arms, legs, pelvis and android/gynoid regions), along with bone density.