Body Composition Testing
Calipers are used to measure the thickness of two layers of skin plus the subcutaneous (that right under the skin) fat at 3 to 7 locations around the body. The most common locations are chest, abdomen, thigh, tricep and illiac crest. These measurements are totaled to arrive at a sum of skinfolds which is put on a table which equates skinfold total to percent body fat with a great deal of accuracy.
At AthletiCamps, we use Harpinden skinfold calipers, the gold standard for calipers used by the top exercise labs in the world.
- Skinfold mesaurements
- Circumference measurements
- Body fat percentage
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Body mass distribution
- Esimated resting metaboic rate (RMR)
- Reference values per American Council on Exercise
Cost - $50