Explain various methods to analyze body composition.
Explanation should include a description of various methods such as skin-fold calipers, circumference measurements, body mass index (BMI), bioimpedance analysis (BIA), and hydrostatic weighing test, along with an evaluation of the reliability and validity of each method.
- What is body composition?
- What is considered to be normal percent body fat?
- What are the classifications of body mass index?
- What are skin-fold calipers? How do skin-fold calipers measure body fat?
- What is bioimpedance analysis? How does bioimpedance measure body fat?
- What is hydrostatic testing? How does hydrostatic testing measure body fat?
- What components are important in considering appropriate methods to use in various situations?
- What is the difference between reliability and validity?
- What is the most reliable method of measuring body composition?
- What is the most valid method of measuring body composition?
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