Class 4 - Body Composition Class Notes 2011

Class 4 - Body Composition Class Notes 2011 - Objectives...

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Body Composition Assessment HUN4445 Objectives By the end of class, students will be able to: • Identify and interpret methods of estimating body composition TSF (triceps skin fold) AMA (arm muscle area assessment) Waist Circumference WHR (waist-hip ratio) Body Composition Distribution and size of body compartments contributing to body weight Distinguish fat and lean tissue (fat-free mass) – two compartment model Identify where body fat is distributed Skinfold Sites Triceps Biceps Subscapular Suprailiac Abdominal Pectoral Thigh Interpreting Skinfold Measurements Guidelines for interpreting triceps skinfold (TSF) : < 5 th percentile: suggests depletion of energy stores 5 th -15 th percentile: suggests risk for depletion of energy stores 15.1 - 85 th percentile: average >85 th percentile: suggests risk for obesity Frischano AR. Anthropometric Standards for the Assessment of Growth and Nutritional Status. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990. Skin Fold Measuremen ts Advantages: • indicator of energy reserves • quick, inexpensive, portable, most useful with serial measurements
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course HUN 4445 taught by Professor Sitren during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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