4 SITE SKINFOLD (DURNIN & WOMERSLEY)

QUICKLY MEASURE AND CALCULATE YOUR BODY FAT %, LEAN BODY MASS, & FAT MASS

Calculate: Site Skinfold (Durnin & Womersley)

Results: 4 Site Skinfold (Durnin & Womersley)

DATE 12/10/2018
Body Fat % -
Body Fat% Classification -
Lean Body Mass (lbs) -
Fat Mass (lbs) -

Compare: 4 Site Skinfold (Durnin & Womersley)

Male

CLASSIFICATION FROM (%) TO (%)
Very Lean 0.0% 4.4%
Lean 4.5% 12.3%
Normal 12.4% 23.1%
Overfat 23.2% 30.9%
Obese 31.0% >31.0%

Female

CLASSIFICATION FROM (%) TO (%)
Very Lean 0.0% 12.2%
Lean 12.3% 19.2%
Normal 19.3% 28.9%
Overfat 29.0% 35.9%
Obese 36.0% >36.0%

Protocol: 4 Site Skinfold (Durnin & Womersley)

Purpose:

Estimate body fat % based on measurements of subcutaneous fat.

Equipment:

Skinfold caliper and scale.

Procedure:

Measurements are taken on the right side of body. Caliber needs to be perpendicular to the site analyzed. The participant must relax the muscle group that is being assessed. When skin fold is pinched, the practitioner should be taking reading at the middle of the pinched skin, not apex or base. Wait 1 to 2 seconds after releasing caliber, record closest 0.5mm. Retake each site in order to obtain accurate readings.

Skinfold sites:

  1. Tricep: vertical fold at the midpoint of the posterior side of tricep between shoulder and elbow with arm relaxed at the side.
  2. Bicep: vertical fold at the midpoint of the anterior side of bicep between shoulder and elbow with arm relaxed at the side.
  3. Subscapular: diagonal fold 2cm from inferior angle of the scapula.
  4. Suprailiac: diagonal fold parallel and superior to the iliac crest.

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