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Evaluate the success of fitness and sports interventions,2 gain insights to help prevent injury, and make it easier to assess when it’s safe for players to return to play—it’s all possible with DXA technology.

FOR TRAINERS & COACHES

TRAINING & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

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TRAINING & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

FOR TRAINERS & COACHES

Evaluate the success of fitness and sports interventions,2 gain insights to help prevent injury, and make it easier to assess when it’s safe for players to return to play—it’s all possible with DXA technology.

POWERING SUPERIOR HUMAN PERFORMANCE WITH EVERY SCAN

With high accuracy and precision, the DXA whole body scan is a more comprehensive way to measure body composition than methods like calipers, hydrostatic weighing, Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), or Bod Pod.1

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ENHANCING TRAINING PROGRAMS & PREVENTING INJURIES WITH DXA

PROOF OF PLAYER PROGRESS

Horizon DXA system can be used to inform individualized training programs for athletes, helping them to reach their full performance potential. Professional and collegiate athletic programs across the country are using the precise measurements from 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 inform how to reduce the risk of injury and assess when it’s safe for players to return to the game.

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DECISIONS BACKED BY DATA

Data from Horizon DXA system scans is used by top athletic programs, trainers, and performance coaches around the globe. The detailed information generated in a DXA report allows these professionals to review data about each athlete and provide guidance on how best to avoid future or repeat injuries. This data provides the ability to track the progress of athletes with previous injuries to understand whether they are losing or retaining muscle during the rehab process.

INSIGHTS INTO ASYMMETRIES

Details revealed in the Horizon DXA scan system can also play an important role in assessing symmetrical muscle development for athletes of all sports. The comprehensive report precise 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 muscle symmetry, creating balance and ultimately helping to prevent injury. Once training adjustments have been made, subsequent scans track progress with measurable results.

EXOS AND BODY COMPOSITION DATA FROM DXA

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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“I think [Hologic DXA] can be applied to really any sport and any athlete as long as there’s context around it. If you’re going to do a body comp scan already, then you might as well get the most data out of it that you can … and DXA gives the most data out of any of the different body composition methods. Which is why I think DXA is now becoming the new gold standard for sports.”

Krysten McCaughey

Dietitian, Exos

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“With Horizon DXA system by Hologic, you’re looking at a C-arm system with the table and the arm moving, that allows you to get a few different angle scans that you’re not going to get from the single tracking scanner. So if you’re interested in that type of information and you really want to get those different angles, then Horizon DXA system speaks better to that data [than other DXA scans].”

Dr. Donald Dengel, University of Minnesota

"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

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References

  1. Raymond et al. Total and Segmental Body Composition Examination in Collegiate Football Players Using Multifrequency BIA and DXA. J Strength Cond Res. 2018 Mar.
  2. Shepherd et al, Body Composition by DXA, Bone (2017).

Disclaimer

  1. Dr. Donald Dengel, Amanda Carlson-Phillips, and Krysten McCaughey are paid Hologic consultants. Views and opinions expressed herein by third parties are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect those of Hologic.