DEXA SCAN For Body Composition
When used for body composition, DEXA Scan can be used by anyone, without the need for a prescription. The process is fast (<15 min) and painless (you simply lay on a table while a scanner hovers over your body). DEXA Scan gives you the most precise information about your body fat, muscle, and bone composition, and lets you track changes in body composition over time. Fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and dieters often use body composition scans to get a baseline of where they are now to objectively measure their progress.
DEXA Scan Is Excellent For
DEXA helps you monitor your weight loss progress. An initial baseline scan lets you see exactly where you are when you start, and then track how much body fat they are actually losing, and how much muscle you are gaining.
Getting a baseline measurement of fat, muscle, and bone lets you see where you are and track changes over time. We often lose muscle and bone mass as we age, particularly in the core, and legs. This puts us at greater risk of injury.
As well as using a DEXA Scan for basic body fat measurement, athletes often use the scan to pick up muscle asymmetries between their left and right sides. Muscle imbalances asymmetries are often caused when our sport causes us to favor one side, or when we use improper form that makes our dominant side do more work.
Body builders on a bulk or a cut, want information on how much muscle they are actually gaining during a bulk, or how much muscle they are losing on a cut. Getting a DEXA scan lets you see how effective a bulk or cut is in adding muscle.