Skinfold Measurement

By | November 29, 2010

Skinfold Measurement



Abdominal Vertical fold; 2 cm to the right of the umbilicus.



Biceps Vertical fold; on the anterior aspect of the arm, over the belly of the biceps muscle, 1 cm above the level used to mark the triceps site.



Chest/Pectoral Diagonal fold; one-half the distance between the anterior axillary line and the nipple (men) or one-third of the distance between the anterior axillary line and the nipple (women).



Medial Calf Vertical fold; at the maximum circumference of the calf, on the midline of its medial border.



Midaxillary Vertical fold; on the midaxillary line at the level of the xiphoid process of the sternum. (An alternate method is a horizontal fold taken at the level of the xiphoid/sternal border in the midaxillary line.)



Subscapular Diagonal fold; (at a 45 degree angle); 1 to 2 cm below the inferior angle of the scapula.



Suprailiac Diagonal fold; in line with the natural angle of the iliac crest taken in the anterior axillary line immediately superior to the iliac crest.



Thigh Vertical fold; on the anterior midline of the thigh, midway between the proximal border of the patella and the inguinal crease (hip).



Triceps Vertical fold; on the posterior midline of the upper arm, halfway between the acromion and olecranon processes, with the arm held freely to the side of the body.

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