Body fat - Skinfold - Durnin and Womersley
Among affordable methods for measuring body fat percentage, using a skinfold caliper is still the best and the four spot formula by Durnin and Womersley is very accurate for most people.
1. Measure skinfold in millimeters as indicated on the pictures and enter values.
2. For further instructions see our guide "How to measure body fat with a skinfold caliper"
The Durnin & Womersley calculation should be considered valid for people between 17 and 68 years old.
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