There’s no question that nothing can replace or replicate the advantages of reaching your fitness goals like good old-fashioned hard work, but people often forget just how powerful information and knowledge are to actually obtaining results you’re seeking.

This is where the Bod Pod comes in! Once only technology available to professional athletes, bodybuilders and athletic departments or facilities, now the cutting-edge technology to body fat measurement and body composition is within the grasp of anyone eager to maximize their workout, custom-tailored to their specific body type and needs!

Right now you’re probably thinking, just what is this Bod Pod and why should I use it? Great question! Lots of people have thought the exact same thing, so we here at Top Fitness Pod in Nottingham, Maryland wrote today’s post on the Bod Pod basics so you can better understand why it’s the most accurate body fat measurement out there!

The Bod Pod

While the Bod Pod itself might look like something that fell from outer space, it’s actually fairly simple to understand considering extremely precise science at work internally to give you unparalleled accuracy.

The Bod Pod is an air displacement plethysmograph (we know, it’s a mouthful!), that uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition — so fat vs. lean — in a similar vein as underwater weighing. The entire process uses air and works quickly, supplying you with a body fat measurement accurate down to .001 pounds!

Key Takeaways:

  • Is an air displacement plethysmograph
  • Uses body densitometry to determine body composition (fat vs. lean)
  • The process quickly uses air to measure body volume with extreme accuracy

How the Bod Pod Works

The specific science working within the Bod Pod, as you might already be catching onto, is a bit dense with lots of big, confusing words. But no worries, because we’ll boil it down to understandable terms for you!

Essentially, the Bod Pod uses the air inside of it to calculate body density (density = mass/volume), then figures out body fat and lean body mass based on the relationship between pressure and volume. The Bod Pod then makes small pressure changes and measures the responses. The Bod Pod even accounts for the air in your lungs to produce extreme accuracy, and all this information is sent to the computer for analysis.

We hope that gives you a better idea of exactly what’s going on scientifically, and we would love to go into more detail in a later post, but there is some great reading out there if you want more in-depth details of the science until we dive deeper. As complicated as it may seem, the whole process is extremely easy, taking less than three minutes in total (over two or three 45-second tests) and providing you the most accurate body fat measurement you will find!

Key Takeaways:

  • Uses air inside of chambers to calculate body density (density = mass/volume)
  • Makes small pressure changes and measures responses, even accounting for the air in your lungs for extreme accuracy
  • The test is performed over two or three 45-second sessions for less than three minutes total and gives your body fat to the nearest .001 pounds

Benefits of Using the Bod Pod

Due to the sheer accuracy and depth of information you gain from using the Bod Pod for body fat measurement and overall body composition, the technology was quickly adopted by professional athletes, bodybuilders and universities and organizations in order to better optimize their training and fitness plans.

Even “The Biggest Loser” on television used the Bod Pod, boosting its awareness and popularity to the general public. Now that technology is more available than ever before right here in Maryland! If you’re still asking yourself why you should use the Bod Pod, it’s simple: it can tell you your body fat, lean mass, how much fat you’re losing, how much muscle you’re gaining and how many calories you should consume. And you’re getting all this information in as little as three minutes with a completely comfortable and safe test!

Beyond that, the test is extremely accurate — down to .001 pounds — and at Top Fitness Pod, we follow up the $50 test with a free consultation afterward with tailored feedback to help you build a fitness plan entirely based on your body’s specific needs!

Key Takeaways:

  • Extremely accurate results down to .001 pounds
  • Comfortable and safe test that anyone can do
  • Incredibly quick test, done in as little as three minutes

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

At Top Fitness Pod in Nottingham, Maryland, we make this amazing piece of technology easily available to you at completely affordable price, going beyond simply testing your body in the Bod Pod, but actually reviewing the information with you and tailoring the feedback during a free consultation so you can begin building a fitness plan that works for you. Contact us today and schedule your appointment!