17 July 2013
Body composition testing with the BOD POD for Real Madrid’s players during their medicals
Top Spanish football team Real Madrid published on its website some insights on pre-season medical tests where COSMED technology was used to allow doctors to check players’ body fat percentage and muscle mass.
The tests that were carried out on the Spanish first team players throughout the morning by the Sanitas-Real Madrid medical services included the use of the BOD POD body composition tracking system. Real Madrid were, three years ago, the first team to acquire the technology, with which players' body composition can be ascertained and their body fat percentage and muscle mass checked.
Thanks to the BOD POD, Sanitas-Real Madrid medical services can closely monitor the progress of each first team player, select appropriate training regimes, set goals such as decreasing body fat or losing weight and establish a healthy diet.. s
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Founded in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. COSMED products include a full range of Spirometers, Pulmonary Function, Body Composition, Nutritional Assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise systems, including Electrocardiographs, Ergometers and Assessment Software. COSMED solutions are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Human Performance Centers, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. COSMED Headquarters are located in the province of Rome, Italy. COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Germany, and distributes its products internationally through a constantly growing distributor network covering more than 70 countries.