What are the 9 skinfold sites?

What are the 9 skinfold sites?

The names of the skinfold sites are:

  • Biceps.
  • Triceps.
  • Subscapular.
  • Iliac Crest.
  • Supraspinale.
  • Abdominal.
  • Front Thigh.
  • Medial Calf.

What is a good skinfold score?

Taking Skinfold Measurements

Ability Gender Average
Normal Male 91-100
Normal Female 101-120
Athletic Male 81-100
Athletic Female 86-110

What are the 7 skinfold sites?

7-Site Skinfold (Jackson & Pollock) Calculation

  • Weight. lbs.
  • Tricep Skinfold. mm.
  • Chest Skinfold. mm.
  • Subscapular Skinfold. mm.
  • Midaxillary Skinfold. mm.
  • Abdominal Skinfold. mm.
  • Suprailiac Skinfold. mm.
  • Thigh Skinfold. mm.

What is a skin fold test?

Skinfold measurement is a technique to estimate how much fat is on the body. It involves using a device called a caliper to lightly pinch the skin and underlying fat in several places. This quick and simple method of estimating body fat requires a high level of skill to get accurate results.

How is skin fold thickness measured?

A skinfold caliper is used to assess the skinfold thickness, so that a prediction of the total amount of body fat can be made. This method is based on the hypothesis that the body fat is equally distributed over the body and that the thickness of the skinfold is a measure for subcutaneous fat.

Is 9.8 body fat good for a woman?

This is a very low, likely dangerous, body fat range for a female. Upon says that 8 to 10 percent body fat is essential for life.

What is your thigh fold?

The mid-point of the anterior (front) surface of the thigh, midway between patella (knee cap) and inguinal fold (crease at top of thigh).

How do you measure skin folds without calipers?

How to Measure Body Fat Without Calipers

  1. Take body measurements in inches with a tape measure.
  2. Weigh yourself in pounds with a scale.
  3. Derive your lean body weight if you’re male.
  4. Compute your lean body weight if you’re female.
  5. Convert your lean body mass to your body fat percentage.

What is the Siri formula?

Many body composition equations derive their measure of percent body fat from first determining body density. Once body density is determined, percent bodyfat (%BF) can be calculated using the Siri equation below : % Body Fat = (495 / Body Density) – 450.

A Skin Fold Test is a method of estimating body-fat percentage by taking skin-fold caliper measurements in 3-9 different locations on the body (see glossary for pictures), and then applying the results into one of the various formulas available.

How accurate is the skinfold calculator?

Since this calculator uses 9 sites to compute its result it tends to be much more accurate than other manual calculation methods like 3-site skinfold tests, waist circumference tests, etc. However, keep in mind that the calculator is only as accurate as your skinfold measurements.

How do I calculate my skinfold body fat percentage?

You can use this skinfold body fat calculator to estimate your body fat percentage. Simply input your gender, age, and the seven requested skinfold measurements into the fields below and click on the “Calculate” button.

What is the Durnin and Womersley 4 site skinfold test?

The ‘Durnin and Womersley’ four-site skinfold test. The most commonly used skinfold test is the Durnin & Womersley four site test, devised in 1974 (yip – it’s pretty dated!). This test uses the sum of the triceps, biceps, subscapula and suprailiac skinfolds to produce an estimate of body fat for males and females.