Skinfold Measurement

Taking skinfold measurements is a common method for determining body fat composition. Accurate measurement technique is important. Here is the standard technique that is used. You should read this information in conjunction with the description of each of the standard measurement sites.

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Normal Male 60-80 81-90 91-110 111-150 150+
Female 70-90 91-100 101-120 121-150 150+
Athletic Male 40-60 61-80 81-100 101-130 130+
Female 50-70 71-85 86-110 111-130 130+
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