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Step 1 – DEXA Scan

Here we go with more acronyms than you can shake a stick at, translation at the bottom for those who don’t speak acronym.

Metric
Height: 161.5 cm
Weight: 144.778 kg (late afternoon)
Bone: 2.3kg
Lean: 69.103 kg
Fat: 73.375 kg
%Fat: 50.68

Imperial / American / Dark Age Measurement (calculated from metric)
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 319.181 pounds
Bone: 5.07063 pounds
Lean: 152.346 pounds
Fat: 161.764 pounds
%Fat: 50.68 – didn’t recalculate

RMR: 2044 (How many calories I use daily if I only sleep)
Estimated calories required for non-exercise daily activity: 409 (brushing teeth, etc)

BMD: 1.175 (Bones)

There are some great pictures which come with it, which I won’t post, but you’ll see three colours: blues for bones (most dense), pink for lean mass (next most dense) and yellow for fat (least dense).

You get loads more detailed numbers which I won’t post, including detailed stats on each arm, leg, head and trunk (including the fat percentage of your head).

Acronyms
DEXA / DXA = Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
FFM = Fat Free Mass
BMD = Bone Mineral Density
RMR = Resting Metabolic Rate

This site has a pretty good basic rundown of a DEXA scan, although it is written for it’s primary use – bone scans:
http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=dexa

I got scanned at Bodyscan in Melbourne, Australia – http://www.bodyscan.com.au