Calculate your body fat percentage
The measuring points for women are:
The triceps: A vertical fold in the middle of the upper arm, between shoulder and ellbow, has to be measured.
The abdominal fold: A vertical fold three centimeters right of the belly button has to be measured.
The hip fold: A diagonal fold between the end of the ribs and the pelvic bones has to be measured in an angle of about 30 degrees.
The measuring points for men are:
The chest: A diagonal fold below the pectorals, between nipple and armpit, has to be measured. The fold should follow the course of the muscle.
The abdominal fold: Here it‘s the same as for women. A vertical fold three centimeters right of the belly button has to be measured.
The thigh: A vertical fold in the middle of the thigh (front), between hip and knee, has to be measured.
It‘s measured by placing the thumb and the index finger about one centimeter above or below the corresponding measuring point, shape the fingers as an „O“ and pull the skin away of the body. By using a calipers, a sliding rule or another appropriate instrument, the diameter of the skin fold has to be measured.
Repeat this operation at least three times per fold. After that, please enter the average of the values in the respective input fields below.