Body Composition : So simple, but so important

Body Composition

Body Composition Testing

Calipers are used to measure the thickness of two layers of skin plus the subcutaneous (that right under the skin) fat at 3 to 7 locations around the body. The most common locations are chest, abdomen, thigh, tricep and illiac crest. These measurements are totaled to arrive at a sum of skinfolds which is put on a table which equates skinfold total to percent body fat with a great deal of accuracy.

At AthletiCamps, we use Harpinden skinfold calipers, the gold standard for calipers used by the top exercise labs in the world.

Report includes:

  • Skinfold mesaurements
  • Circumference measurements
  • Body fat percentage
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Body mass distribution
  • Esimated resting metaboic rate (RMR)
  • Reference values per American Council on Exercise

Cost - $50