LAB 1 BODY COMP

LAB 1 BODY COMP - Body Composition Ellen Grasu EXSC 205 Lab...

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Body Composition Ellen Grasu EXSC 205 Lab Thusday 10am Patrick Dib
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Purpose The purpose of this lab is to understand the composition of bodyweight. In the lab we calculated and measured BMI, girths, skinfolds, percent fat, bioelectrical impedance, fat mass, fat free mass, ideal bodyweight and hydrostatic weighing. We learned the strengths and weaknesses of each method and were also able to analyze the differences between male and female body composition. Results 1. a. Data sheet attached b. The four methods of measuring percent body fat were girth measurements, skinfolds, bioelectrical impedance and hydrostatic. My percentages were 24.14%, 23%, 22.5% and 23.7% respectively. I feel the bioelectrical measurement is the most accurate because the other three methods had too many chances for error. The girth measurement could have been done incorrectly by measuring the wrong width. The skinfolds measurement could have been inaccurately measured if the subject tried to flex or if the person measuring did not measure accurately. Finally, the hydrostatic measurement
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  • Spring '08
  • Girandola
  • body fat percentage, percent fat, skinfold percent fat, Hydrostatic percent fat, Ellen Grasu EXSC, Patrick Dib

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