Standard Skin Caliper Body Fat Calculator Procedures
How To Take Your Skin Caliper Skin Fold Measurements For The Different Areas
Jackson / Pollack 7 Site Method and 4 Site Method or Calculating Body Fat Percentage Using a Skin Caliper
We provided two equations that give a value for body density from skin fold skin caliper measurements, from the research of Dr. Andrew Jackson and M. L. Pollock. Once the body density is calculated using the equations, the level of percent bodyfat (%BF) is then be determined using the Siri Equation.
Parillo Method / Formula For Calculating Body Fat Percentage Using a Skin Caliper
The Parillo Caliper Method for calculating percent body fat is a very simple method using nine skinfold site measurements. This is a very general formula whose accuracy is questionable. This formula does distinguish between males and females.
Durnin and Womersley Method For Calculating Body Fat Percentage Using a Skin Caliper
The Durnin and Womersley formula is a general equation with limited population specificity since it was developed from a heterogeneous group of varying ages.
The calculation of body fat % involves measuring four skinfold sites, triceps, biceps, subscapular and suprailiac, and substitute the log of their sum into one of the following equations, Where D = predicted density of the body (g/ml), and L = log of the total of the 4 skinfolds (mm). The density value can then converted to Percent bodyfat (%BF) using the Siri Equation