Instructions: How To Take Body Fat Measurements

Taking body fat measurements is critical when trying to improve your body composition. Using a body-fat caliper follow the instructions for each of the nine points below.

After entering your measurements, the calculator will determine your body fat %, how many pounds/kilograms of your body is fat, how much is lean body weight, and how much of fat you need to lose to reach your desired goals.

The Skinfold caliper is a device, which measures the thickness of a fold of your skin with its underlying layer of fat. By doing this at the key locations can be a quite accurate representative of the total amount of fat that is on your body, it is also possible to estimate the total percent of body fat on your body.

The diagrams show the locations of the areas for the measurements to be taken. Because of the location of the tests you will need someone who can do the measurements for you. It is important that the measurements are taken as close to the area’s shown in the diagrams for each measurement.


To use the Parilloiii Method to determine your body fat percentage, enter your nine skin fold measurements (in millimeters) plus your weight, then press "Calculate".

Enter Your Skin Fold
Measurements Below:
Body Weight:
Chest: mm Units:
Right Tricep: mm

Right Bicep: mm
Suprailiac: mm
Lower Back: mm Results:
Subscapular: mm
Body Fat =

Pounds Of Fat =

Lean Body Mass =



Stomach: mm
Right Calf: mm
Thigh mm