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Chest (Pectoral) Skinfold

The chest or pectoral skinfold site is one of the less common locations used for the assessment of body fat using skinfold calipers. Another site, the juxta-nipple skinfold site, is also sometimes called the chest skinfold site. Another site on the chest wall is the Rib-10 skinfold site (see details below).

These measurements are often only performed on males due to the difficulty in modestly obtaining a measurement on females. See the complete list of skinfold sites, and the general procedure for taking skinfold measurements.

Pectoral Skinfold Landmark


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