Find your Body FAT percentage.
Skin Fold Measurement – A Simple tool to find your Body Fat %
Measuring the thickness of certain standardized sites is an easy and effective way to figure out your Body Fat Percentage.
So, Jason Pollack Formula is one of the most accurate formulas for doing this.
The 3 sites for measurement as per this Formula seems like:
For Men : Chest, Abdomen and thigh
For Women : Triceps, Suprailiac and thigh
How to Measure :
First of all, Vertical Hold, 2 cms to the right side of the umbilicus (i.e-navel , point 3 in the image) Body Fat
First of all, Diagonal Hold, one half the distance between the anterior axillary line and the nipple ( point 2 in the image) Body Fat
First of all, Vertical Hold, on the front midline of the thigh, midway between the Knee and the top of the thigh ( Point 7 in the image) Body Fat
Therefore, Vertical Hold, on the back midline of the upper arm, and halfway between the upper end and the lower end of the triceps ( point 6 in the Image) Body Fat
Therefore, Diagonal fold, taken at the anterior axillary line immediately due to superior to the iliac crest ( point 5 in the image ) Body Fat
Finally, Same as done for Men. Vertical Hold, on the front midline of the thigh, so midway and between the Knee and the top of the thigh ( Point 7 in the Image) Body Fat
Few Things to take care of while taking the measurements either:
- Also, be sure to only grab the fat and not the muscle along with it yet.
- Furthermore, Measure the skin fold to the nearest .5 mm probably.
- Hence, Measure each skin fold site at-least twice so you get the exact reading. Let the skin relax and regain its normal texture and thickness before the re-measurement.
- After gaining the measurements from all the three sites, Hence, and add the scores and and refer to the table below to estimate your Fat percentage finally.
Guidelines on Body Fat %
Classification Women Fat% Men Fat%
Essential Fat 10-13% 2-5%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fit 21-24% 14-17%
Average 25-31% 18-24%
Obese 32% and higher 25% and higher
Source of the Above information :
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