InBody: What it Means and Muscle-Fat Analysis


InBody is one of our favorite new tools and we have it at both of our physical therapy locations because the information is so valuable. If you're interested in having the tools to crush your goals and finally understand your own body structure then InBody is exactly the tool you're looking for. 

"Knowledge is Power," and we do our best to fill our Lincoln Square and Westchester pt clinics with therapists and equipment that give our patients as much knowledge as possible. When it comes to training the more you know the more you can achieve. Pros like the Anaheim Ducks trust InBody to help them create the best and most informed training plan for the team's athletes. 

You don't have to be a pro to take advantage of the insights the InBody has to offer. The InBody has so much to offer it can be hard to keep track of all the tools it is providing you. We'll take a look at each section with deep focus so you can know exactly what you're getting when you sign on for an InBody reading whether it's for your personal training or your physical therapy plan.

Here's a quick rundown of how the Muscle-Fat Analysis works. 

Muscle-Fat Analysis

The Muscle-Fat Analysis uses bar graphs to provide a comparison between Weight, Skeletal Muscle Mass, and Body Fat Mass. The lengths of the bar graphs indicate the relationship between the current weight to the average value for that specific component, based on the examinee’s height. Therefore, an individual with a score of 100% indicates the individual is at the average value, calculated based on the average weight based on their height for that particular segment.
1) Weight
The horizontal bar graph helps to visualize the examinee’s current body weight in relation to the average weight. The numbers next to the bar graphs indicate the numerical values for that examinee’s body weight. Standard weight indicates the average value in accordance with the examinee’s height. The InBody770 provides the standard weight range, based on the BMI (Body Mass Index) Standard Weight Index. 
2) Skeletal Muscle Mass
In comparison to the average weight, 100% Skeletal Muscle Mass indicates the examinee being measured has reached the average weight in Skeletal Muscle Mass. The normal range of SMM is 90-110% of the standard SMM. Change in skeletal muscle, as the result of increased exercise and diet modifications, is the most effective indicator of health improvements. 
3) Body Fat Mass
Body Fat Mass represents all of the fat molecules an individual has in their body. 100% Body Fat Mass indicates the examinee being measured is at the average weight in Body Fat Mass, based on the examinee’s height. The average range of Body Fat Mass is established by calculating an examinee’s body fat mass and comparing it to the average total body weight and average Body Fat Mass.