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How to perform a 7-site skinfold body fat measurement on a female


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This video will explain how to measure the 7 standard sites for measuring body composition using a caliper. Site include: chest, midaxillary, suprailiac, abdominal, triceps, subscapular, and thigh. It also includes tips on how to properly measure waist circumference.

When you’re ready to calculate % body fat from your skinfold numbers, you can use this GoogleSheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D1gQnCKXFft8yE_sKPwnEvOA9eC0Yh-di6ftKF21dsY/edit?usp=sharing

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