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One of the trainers in my local gym did my measurements with a fat caliper. He unfortunately has not had time to calculate the fat percentage.

I have the numbers and figured might as well do it myself but I not sure what formula to use. I can't match up all the body parts since he uses some different names.

He used the caliper in 6 areas:

  • bicep
  • tricep
  • scapula
  • Illioc
  • calf
  • Lower Back

What formula can I use that I can plugin my numbers to calculate my body fat percentage?

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There are a number of online calculator you could use: - Linear software has 6 different body fat calculators - free online body fat calculator You can read this nerd fitness article for background information regarding body fat percentage, what it means, looks like and how to measure it. –  zeFrenchy Jul 6 '13 at 20:27
That first link is money from an Exercise Scientist's point of view. If you have the data for the 7-fold Jackson/Pollock, that would be best. You have enough data for the Durmin/Womersley test though (I don't know a lot about this one). –  Grohlier Jul 8 '13 at 17:11

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You can put those numbers into a site like: http://www.linear-software.com/online.html

And you should get a good BF% number back.

Not sure what Illioc is though?

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It probably refers to the Illium, which is part of the hip bone (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_bone) –  Ivo Flipse Oct 1 '13 at 16:35
Indeed, looks like they mean the Iliac crest, which the website refers to as the Suprailiac –  Peter Souter Oct 1 '13 at 16:39

There are numerous free app's around that will estimate and track body fat from a set of Skinfold measurements e.g.

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