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Body Comp Expert?

Does anyone know off-hand (pref. at the university level) an expert in body comp testing? I am conducting a project and need to determine muscle mass to the pound on an individual basis (or as close as possible). I am willing to travel X-country and pay for ACCURATE testing.

Search out the universities in your area with Kinesiology/Human Kinetics/Phys-Ed programs. Some may be doing research that involves body comp testing.

Look for a DEXA scanner or a place that does hydrostatic weighing.

I don’t know where you are, but the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, does hydrostatic testing (I’m correct in that’s the submersion test I believe) at their health and performance centre.

UNLV does hydro as well. http://www.unlv.edu/faculty/golding/bodycomp.html

University of Calgary at their Human Performance Lab.



Since we’re giving specific locations (even though we don’t know where you’re from) I’ll tell you that McMaster University in Hamilton has a DEXA machine. It is more accurate than hydrostatic weighing, but I’m not sure how likely you’ll be to get a scan done for free.