Body Composition Analysis July 2016

Body Composition Analysis July 2016

July 14th 2016 – I have completed my first body composition analysis using a BodPod.

My statistics are as follows:

Age & Height

  • Age – 25
  • Height – 72ins (182 cms) or 6ft

Weight, Body Fat & Lean Tissue

  • Total Weight – 70.8kg
  • Lean Weight – 66.1kg
  • Fat Weight – 4.8kg
  • Body Fat Percent – 6.7%
  • Lean Tissue Percent – 93.3%
  • Density – 1.086 kg/l
  • (Methodology: Brozeck 1963)

Energy Expenditure & Basal Metabolic Rate

  • Estimated Energy Expenditure – 2897.1 Kcals/day
  • Estimated Basal Metabolic Rate – 1793.4 Kcals/day

Pulse & Blood Pressure

  • Pulse (resting) – 55 bpm
  • Blood Pressure – 114.5/71

Body Measurements (inches)

  • Chest – 41
  • Mid-Waist (belly-button) – 32
  • Hip-Waist (trousers) – 33
  • Bicep (semi-flexed) – 12.5
  • Thigh (9ins up from knee) – 20.75
  • Calve (12ins up from ankle) – 14
Tom Church BodPod 2 14.07.16

Tom Church inside the BodPod at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine

Notes on the composition analysis

The BodPod analysis was done four times. 2×2 using different equations.

The first equation model used was Siri 1961:

% Body Fat = (495 / Body Density) – 450

The second equation model used was Brozeck 1963:

% Body Fat = (457 / Body Density) – 414.2

Daphne, the technician who supervised my visit at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine suggested that as my body fat was below 10%, the accuracy of the Brozeck 1963 model was better suited. While I have not found any papers referencing this, I have trusted her word and used Brozeck 1963 results above.

Other notes

  • Blood pressure and heart rate was taken twice and I have noted the mean average.
  • The formula for estimating total daily energy expenditure assumed I do an ‘active’ level of physical activity based on my explanation that I do 2-4 hours of martial arts per week, and walk an average of 7.9km per day (as measured by Apple Health).

Comments

Daphne, the technician, explained my body fat percentage was below the recommended 10% for someone of my age, sex and height. I believe my phenotype has always been that which expresses a low body fat percentage for I consume a normal diet (one which I am now recording in a food diary) and do not avoid any foodstuffs or alcohol.

Purpose

Readers will know I enjoy self-experimentation, but this is the first time I’ve gone into the physical realm. Lawrence Neal, #1 High-Intensity Training podcaster, has challenged me to a 30-day experiment with HIT workouts, created by Doug McGuff in Body by Science. The BodPod is to analyse the before and after results.

Tom Church in the BodPod at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tom Church in the BodPod at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine

One of the result sheets from the body composition analysis

One of the result sheets from the body composition analysis


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