MEASURING BODY COMPOSITIONKinanthropometry (ISAK)
What is Measured?
- Body weight
- Stretched stature (height)
- 8 skin folds
- 5 circumferences
- 2 bone widths
- Including a written report
Kinanthropometry is the field of science that
focuses on measuring the composition of the human body. Due to changes in lifestyle, diet, activities and ethnic makeup of populations, the composition of the body always changes.
What is it?
A standardized way to determine the body composition according to the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). A 17-point measurement is used.
We’ll use a set of different tools, one being a device called a caliper to lightly pinch the skin and underlying fat in several places. This method of estimating body composition requires a high level of skill to get accurate results.
With this data you can monitor your body composition and say something about the subcutaneous fat and any possible health risks. Your somatotype is also calculated. With the somatotype advice on nutrition and exercise can be even more personalized. Moreover, with control measurements you can check over time whether the chosen intervention works and/or needs to be adjusted.
ISAK Certified Practitioners- The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)
Measuring body composition requires a high level of skill to get accurate results. ISAK has developed international standards for anthropometric assessment and an international anthropometry accreditation scheme (IAAS). A key element in it is the objective maintenance of quality assurance by requiring that all levels have to meet initial technical error of measurement (TEM). Our practitioners are ISAK-certified. This is the only international certification with a standardized and evidence based approach to measuring body composition which will give you accurate results.