At Fit Trainers we get this question a lot: how can I measure body fat percentage? To measure body fat percentage you can use several methods, our favorite one is using a body fat measurement caliper. With a personal body fat caliper you can measure your body fat easily with privacy at home.
Step 2While standing, firmly pinch the suprailliac skinfold between your left thumb and forefinger, see figures 2 and 3. Place the jaws of the Personal Body Fat Tester over the skinfold, while continuing to hold the skinfold with the left hand, see figure 4.
Step 3 Press with the thumb where indicated on the Personal Body Fat Tester until you feel a slight click. The slide member will automatically stop at the correct measurement, see figure 5. After reading your measurement, return the slide member to the far right starting position. Repeat three times and use the average as your measurement. Refer to the body fat interpretation chart to determine your body fat percentage and what it means.
Fit Trainers Men and Women Body Measurement Charts and Tips
- Obtain your body fat measurement in millimeters using the Fit Trainers Body Fat Caliper
- Find where the column with your millimeter reading intersects with the row with your age range.
- The number at this intersection is your body fat percentage
- Note: For measurements over 36mm add .25% for every millimeter pinched above 36mm