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.

FEMALES:

D = (1.09949 – (0.00099 x (Triceps + Thigh + Suprailiac)) + (0.0000023 x (Triceps + Thigh + Suprailiac)^{2}) – (0.0001392 x Age))

MALES:

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.

## FAQ

**What are calipers?**

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.

**How do i decrease body fat?**

Losing weight is the only way to reduce body fat percentage. This is done through dieting and exercise.