Body Composition Testing

Bod Pod

Body Composition Testing  

The BOD POD measures body composition fast and accurately using air displacement technology.

BOD POD Highlights:

  • Air displacement is used to determine body volume, body density, and body composition
  • Determines the percentage of body fat by calculating how much air is displaced by the person sitting inside the chamber
  • Has good test-retest reliability
  • Studies show accuracy in correlation with under-water weighing

Bod Pod

What should I wear?

  • Tight fitting shorts and sports bra,
  • One or two-piece bathing suit, or
  • Spandex short or Speedo
  • A swim cap must be worn and will be provided

What not to wear?

  • Jewelry
  • Loose clothing

What activities to avoid?

  • Eat or drink 2 hours prior
  • Exercise 2 hours prior

What is the cost?

  • $35.00 per test
  • Buy 3 tests, get 1 free
  • Payment in full is required before any tests are administered 
  • Cash (exact change) or checks (made to LCCC) are accepted

Note: If needed, use restroom prior to the start of the test.

To schedule a test, contact Taryn Taylor at ttaylor@lorainccc.edu

 

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