Assessing Injury Prevention and Recovery

The BodyLogic™ scan can help inform individualized training programs for athletes. Today, university athletic programs are using the Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, available with the BodyLogic scan on the Horizon™ DXA system, to create customized training plans to ensure that athletes are in peak shape for their seasons. In addition to enhancing the health of the athlete, these tailored plans can also help reduce the risk of injury.

Data from BodyLogic scans can be useful to athletic programs, physical trainers, and coaches. The detailed information allows sports programs to review information about each athlete and provide guidance on how best to avoid future or repeat injuries before they happen. It provides the ability to track progress of athletes with previous injuries who have undergone surgeries to understand whether they are losing or retaining muscle during the rehab process.

The BodyLogic scan can also play an important role in assisting symmetrical muscle developments for athletes of all sports. The data provides information on muscle mass and bone density for the entire body, which can be used to alter an athlete’s training program to gain more symmetry and ultimately prevent injury. Once training adjustments have been made, the BodyLogic scan can continue to track progress.

Enhancing Nutritional Programs

The BodyLogic™ scan can also be used to create personalized nutrition programs for patients and athletes to complement training and weight loss programs. Using the data, a tailored nutritional strategy can be developed to prescribe certain intake of foods that will help patients or athletes meet their goals of weight loss, maintaining muscle, or gaining muscle. The initial scan can be used as a baseline, and performance can be tracked with additional scans throughout the duration of the training or weight loss program. Doctors and athletic trainers can utilize the graphical color reports to show patients exactly where they are losing fat and gaining more muscle over time. Ultimately, data from the BodyLogic scan provide a more accurate and precise way to prescribe diet plans related to weight loss and athletic training.

Case Study: Martin Barnard

As a fitness model and personal trainer, Martin Barnard wanted to lose as much body fat as possible, while retaining muscle mass. He met with Dr. Jarrod D. Meerkin of MeasureUp in Sydney, Australia to undergo a BodyLogic™ scan in order to track the effectiveness of his dieting and training.

After reviewing the Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, available with the BodyLogic scan, Barnard gained an in-depth understanding of his body composition, including detailed information on the differences in muscle and fat mass on both sides of his body. The information learned from the scan is allowing Barnard to more accurately track his progress as he trains for fitness competitions.

The BodyLogic™ Scan and The Applied Science and Performance Institute

The Applied Science and Performance Institute (ASPI) uses “science to engineer elite athletes.” For more than 150 top athletes across a range of sports, from professional bodybuilding to the NFL, MLB, and NHL, ASPI is using the Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, available with the BodyLogic scan, to take the guesswork out of athletes’ training programs.

Using the BodyLogic scan, the Institute’s nutritionists and trainers are able to precisely analyze each athlete’s body composition, identifying the location of lean mass, fat mass, and muscle, and how it relates to their athletic performance. Athletes learn exactly what they need to work on and can measure their progress against their goals.

Sample Advanced Body Composition® Report

The Advanced Body Composition® Report includes visual images of the body that show the precise location of bone, lean mass, and fat mass. The color-coded system makes it easy for athletes to see exactly where they have fat and muscle on their body. Detailed measurements of the torso, hips, abdomen, and both arms and legs accompany the image to give a complete picture of body composition.

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The BodyLogic Scan in Action

Today, the BodyLogic scan is being used in a variety of athletic and medical settings. Check out the links below to see where the BodyLogic scan is being put into action to help patients and athletes achieve their goals.

Testimonials

I’m a fitness model and personal trainer. My main goal is to lose as much body fat as possible while maintaining my muscle mass. This scan is going to give me a good first point of reference in terms of the style of my prep and then when I get it again in another 3-4 months, it will give me another chance to see how effective my dieting and training is.

Martin Barnard

MeasureUp

Both athletes and coaches absolutely love the fact that the Hologic DXA is visual. It’s visually appealing and easy to understand.

Jacob Wilson, PhD, CSCS*D CEO

Applied Science and Performance Institute

The testing can help coaches and athletes formulate a training program designed to help build muscle, lose fat or both. It can also help trainers, physical therapists and coaches monitor fat gain and muscle atrophy after an injury, and then adapt rehabilitation workouts, rest and nutrition plans to reflect the athlete’s specific needs.

David Parker, PhD

Executive Director of the Washington Institute of Sports Medicine