The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced an official partnership with InBody that will help countless high school wrestlers across the nation maximize their performance through the evaluation of their body composition and weight. Data like percent body fat will be used to help the wrestler identify their ideal competition weight class. InBody devices will also help track and, ensure wrestlers are properly hydrated before and after each practice and match.
InBody is now the official Body Composition Scale partner with the NWCA, after researchers at Cal State Fullerton determined that their device was the most accurate of all BIA scales that were tested. Validation summary results have been forwarded to all state high school athletic associations and it is the hope that all of them will eventually approve the InBody BIA Scale as compliant for administering the Wrestling Weight Certification program.
In a study performed at CSU-Fullerton in a sample of male and female wrestlers, InBody body fat percentage was on average 0.8% greater than the reference method (Bod Pod). This error was significantly smaller than other devices included in the study (≥3%), and shows that InBody devices are the most accurate for body composition measurement.
The Center for Sport Performance; Dept. of Kinesiology; California State University, Fullerton performed a study to compare body fat percentage (BF%) results from 4 bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) devices to those from air displacement plethysmography (ADP) in adolescent wrestlers. The research was funded by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (USA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (USA).