BMI LAB 1

BMI LAB 1 - LAB 1 Body Composition Nick Po EXCS 205 Lab 2-4...

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LAB 1 Body Composition Nick Po EXCS 205 Lab 2-4 PM MW Instructor: Bara Floyd
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Purpose The purpose of this lab was to understand the scientific principles behind the composition of bodyweight as well as the differences between overweight and over fat. Using various types of bodyweight and body composition analyses the lab allowed for understanding to be gained about the differences in body composition between genders as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the different tests used. Also learned in the lab was the application and interpretation of bodyweight and body composition results and the procedures for measuring and calculating BMI, girths, skinfolds, percent fat, bioelectrical impedance, fat mass, fat free mass, ideal bodyweight and hydrostatic weighing. Results (1) a. See data section for data sheet. b. Of the four percent body fat values the most accurate estimation was given by the bioelectrical impedance test. All the other methods of testing required the help of another person for measurement as well as some basic calculation in order to derive results leaving open the possibility for human error. The bioelectrical impedance test was electronic allowing for greater accuracy and consistency in results. With the skinfold test there was a distinct possibility for error. Firstly, there would
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course EXSC 205Lxg taught by Professor Girandola during the Summer '07 term at USC.

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