Body Composition Testing
Assessing Body Composition
Metatest is proud to utilize the Futrex 6100A/ZL to assess your percentage of body fat. This technology is the most convenient and accurate method for computing body composition on the market today. With the Futrex 6100 we can achieve results that are as accurate and repeatable as Hydrostatic (or under water weighing) without all of the uncomfortable limitations involved in the hydrostatic test. Consult the chart below to see that when you undergo underwater testing you have to be in a bathing suit, you cannot eat for at least 2 hours, you must go to the bathroom within 30 minutes of the test, you cannot workout for a reasonable period before the test and so on. With the Futrex there are no such limitations. As long as we can get access to the skin on your dominant for 10 seconds we can get an accurate measurement of your bodyfat. This is just as accurate as Hydrostatic or caliper testing without all of the hassle or cost. On the average, a Futrex test is up to ½ the price of the other methods.
Resting Metabolic Rate Testing
If you think you have a slow metabolism, you should get it professionally tested.
The technology once reserved for hospitals and universities is now available at Metatest in Las Vegas. The Cardiocoach device measures a person's resting metabolic rate with a simple ten minute breath test. Testing your metabolic rates will determine exactly how many calories you may eat to lose or maintain your weight. No more charts, averages, or guesswork. For the first time in years, there is an accurate tool for the thousands of people who are trying to lose weight.
vO2 Max Testing
vO2 Based Fitness Testing
VO2 is the rate of oxygen uptake, or consumption, measured during exercise. The maximum rate of oxygen uptake is called the VO2max or maximum VO2. VO2max is the ultimate measure of fitness and is reported in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute or ml/Kg/min. To achieve a high VO2max, a person must have a fit heart and lungs and significant lean muscle mass that is well conditioned. The table below shows how fitness is assessed based on VO2max.