KEN Theory

Impedance of the first round of KEN

Before a KEN cycle, all patients undergo a bioimpedance study revealing their body composition. This is done for two reasons:

Patient Undergoing Bioimpendance

a) Proper assessment of ideal weight. Many overweight patients have in fact increased muscle mass. To search for their ideal weight in the standard weight’s charts would result in an erroneous valuation as they are relevant to patients with a normal muscle mass. In these patients, the optimum value reported in the chart, based on gender, height and circumference of the wrist, must be added with the value of the increased weight of muscle mass.

b) Bioimpedance measurements are also used to assess the fat mass of patients so that they can then be examined at the end of the cycle, to asses the amount of fat that was lost.