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  How to Choose a Formula for % Body Fat? The variety of formulas that have been developed to calculate the percentage of body fat can generate doubts and confusion in which it should be used, and which is the best to determine it. The choice should be based mainly on the evaluation of several aspects to be considered: Number of people to measure. Age and gender of the person(s) to be measured. Physical condition of the person(s) to be measured: if he is sedentary or with low- moderate physical activity (general population), if he exercises several hours a day...

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There are different ways to measure the  percentage of body fat, the main option is to be measured in a nutritional consultation, in consultation with a sports  doctor or in a gym, and what the above options have in common is that they are all a private place since you need a comfort space, because for the measurements people must be stress-free and with very little clothes. When deciding to perform this body fat calculation test at home, the following options should be considered: If you are the subject of measurement, the most recommended is that another person  (with knowledge...

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You can know the ideal percentage of fat for both sexes according to the formula to be developed, and there are different authors who have offered results according to their research, however, the differences are not very significant in regard to the final results for the fat proportion in men and women. Here are different classifications according to different authors and consensuses: Tables to rank fat percentage in men and women The following table gives information on the results of Jackson–Pollock equations, which apply to the Jackson – Pollock 4 and Jackson – Pollock 7 formula. These values do not...

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To take bends it is also necessary to take lengths, and for both you should always consider the following: Using an appropriate tape measure for body measurements, sewing tapes are not standardized and can cause measurement errors. You can buy tape measures with good quality here Have a good Skinfold Caliper. Check well the skinfold caliper is calibrated, that the needle is always at zero and that it opens freely and easily.  You can buy Skinfold Calipers with high quality here Do not measure skinfolds after a workout, physical activity or other activity that increases body temperature, as this increases blood flow can increase the size...

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This formula to calculate the percentage of body fat is mainly used for women and men who perform a high-performance sport such as wrestling, since in these activities it is strict to maintain a percentage of fat and a continuous review of it. This equation is made according to the measurement of 2 skinfolds, it is for ages between 6 to 18 years and it differentiates between men and women. You can see the guide for taking skinfold measures Here. The 2 measurement points of skin folds Tríceps Subescapular Boileau Body Fat Formula for Men If the person for measurement is...

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