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Tom Ashworth – Fire and Fitness Consultancy

Tom Ashworth is the Managing Director of Fire and Fitness Consultancy. Tom is a freelance consultant within the public services and private fitness industries.

His expertise in this field has been established over 30 years working for the Fire and Rescue Service as a firefighter, watch manager and physical training instructor.

How To Perform Chester Step Test

The Chester Step Test (CST) is a submaximal, multistage aerobic capacity test. The Test requires a low step, heart rate monitor, Instructional software with stepping beat rhythms, RPE Chart and CST Software Calculator. The accompanying Manual includes Graphical Datasheets and… Read More

BodyMetrix vs DEXA, Bodpod, BIA, & Calipers

Here are some materials that compare BodyMetrix vs DEXA, BodPod, BIA and Calipers.

Studies have taken place using ultrasound to measure fat and muscle since the ’50s. In fact, ultrasound scanning to regulate body composition in beef cattle has been commonplace for decades.

Is BodyMetrix Accurate?

In short, YES but lets delve a little deeper. Ultrasound was first used to measure body composition in the 80’s, yet studies and validations have taken place since the 50’s.
Measuring fat thickness is an accurate technique to measure body composition. The benefit of ultrasound is that you can also measure muscle thickness too.
BodyMetrix uses fat and muscle […]

BodPod vs Ultrasound (BodyMetrix)

BodyMetrix SystemYou may have heard of BodPod. It looks a bit like a space shuttle that measures body composition using plethysmography. Plethysmography measures changes in volume within the body using air displacement. It’s a lot like hydrostatic weighing but using air instead of water.A metal cylinder goes into the BodPod to calibrate before a measurement, […]