Abdominal Skinfold

The abdominal skinfold site is one of the common locations used for the assessment of body fat using skinfold calipers. See the complete list of skinfold sites, and the general procedure for taking skinfold measurements.

Abdominal skinfold landmark site


  • a mark is made 5 cm adjacent to the umbilicus (belly-button), to the right side. See notes below about alternate sites.
Abdominal skinfold pinch test


  • The vertical pinch is made at the marked site, and the calipers placed just below the pinch. Be careful not to place the caliper or fingers inside the navel.

Other Abdominal Skinfold Sites


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