Enter 3 caliper measurements into the body fat caliper calculator. the calculator will display your estimated body fat percentage based on these measurements.
Body Fat Caliper Formula
The following formula is used to calculate body fat percentage from height weight and caliper measurements.
D = (1.09949 – (0.00099 x (Triceps + Thigh + Suprailiac)) + (0.0000023 x (Triceps + Thigh + Suprailiac)2) – (0.0001392 x Age))
D = (1.10938 – (0.0008267 x (Thigh + Chest + Abdomen)) + (0.0000016 x (Thigh + Chest + Abdomen)2) – (0.000257 x Age))
Body density is transformed in fat percentage with the SIRI formula:
Body Fat Percentage = 495/ D – 450
How to calculate body fat from calipers
- First, purchase a set of reliable calipers
Purchase a set of a reliable calipers that can measure your excess skin.
- Measure the 3 spots mentioned in the formulas above
This will be triceps, thighs, and suprailiac for women and thigh, chest, and abdomen for men.
- Calculate your body fat percentage
Plug the measurements into the formula above to calculate D. Then using the BF% formula, plug in D to calculate your body fat percentage.
Calipers are measurement devices used to measure the total amount of excess skin a person has on certain areas of their body. This excess skin is a measure of body fat percentage.
Losing weight is the only way to reduce body fat percentage. This is done through dieting and exercise.