The GOLD Standard in Body Composition Measurement

What You Need To Know Before Testing

Test Scheduling

  • Due to demand, at most locations, testing is scheduled every 10 minutes. As a consideration to those who will follow you, please arrive approximately 5 minutes early.

What to wear for your Bod Pod test

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Two approved clothing options for males:

  • Form-fitting single layer/tight-fitting Lycra ©/spandex swimsuit like Speedo ©.
  • Compression bike-style shorts (with NO padding) similar to Under Armour © type shorts.
  • No shoes, socks or shirts are worn during the test
  • No jewelry is worn during the test

Two approved clothing options for females

  • Form-fitting single layer swimsuit in either one or two-piece. Must be of Lycra ©/Spandex © style similar to Speedo ©.
  • Compression bike-style shorts (with NO padding) or volleyball-style shorts and sports bra with no padding or wires.
  • No shoes, socks or shirts are worn
  • No jewelry is worn during the test

Nylon compression cap is also required

A swim-style compression cap will be provided for your test by Muscle Metrics at no additional charge.

Just in case you forget your required clothing…

Men’s compression shorts and women’s spandex shorts and sports bras will be available for rent on the day of testing.

On-board features…

Muscle Metrics’ state-of-the-art mobile testing lab is climate controlled and features a secure changing room for your convenience.

Payment options…

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express as well as cash.

Pre-test requirements

  • Do not exercise 2 hours prior to your test
  • Do not eat or drink anything immediately before testing (about 1 hour)
  • If necessary, use the restroom prior to testing.
  • Be prepared to simply sit still, breath normally and avoid talking during the approximately 3-5 minute period required for the test.

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