My First Dexascan

For those that don’t know, Dexa stands for Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Its main use is to measure bone density but it also has the added benefit of being able to break down very specifically, your full body composition. You lay on this small metal bed (as below) and within 3-5 minutes, the machine x-rays you and provides you with the results.

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The results provide your full bone density and then a split of your body composition, right down to the body part. This shows Fat Mass, Lean Body Mass (bone, muscle, and organs), Total Mass and Fat %. It then goes further and also provides volumes of brown and white (adipose and visceral) fat. My full results are shown below with exception of bone density related results. Those were good, but I don’t consider them relevant.

This DEXA scan was carried out on the 25th of June.

My Dexascan

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The results show that at the time of the scan:

  • I was 102kg (224lbs)
  • 24.5% of which is fat

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My short-term goal is to get back in the 80’s. 85kgs (187lbs) and or 15% body fat are my two magic numbers but based on the above results, I’ll also need to lose muscle to achieve this.

I plan to go back for another DEXA scan in September, 12 weeks after the first as I’m very keen to see how I’m tracking. In the meantime, I will continue to monitor the scales!

I had my DEXA scan completed at Measure Up, in Sydney CBD.

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