Calculating Muscle Mass

Here is a method for determining human body muscle mass using the anthropometric measures of girth and skinfolds (Martin et al, 1990). The formula was developed from measurements conducted on cadavers. There are many other methods for determining muscle mass, though most require more sophisticated equipment.

CTG = TG - ϖ(mid-thigh skinfold/10)
CCG = CG - ϖ(calf skinfold/10)
Muscle mass (g) = H(0.0553CTG² + 0.0987FG² + 0.0331CCG²) - 2445


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