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BOILEAU: FORMULA FOR CALCULATING BODY FAT

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 male, use the following formula.

Measure the following skin folds (in millimeters) with a skinfold caliper:

Tríceps and Subescapular

Percentage of Body Fat (%) = 1.35 x (triceps + subscapular skinfolds) – 0.012 x (triceps + subscapular skinfolds)2X

X = 3,4 (6 to 11 years old); 4,4 (12 to 14 years old); 5,4 (15 to 17 years old)

 

Boileau Body Fat Formula for Women

If the person for measurement is female, use the following formula.

Measure the following skin folds (in millimeters) with a skinfold caliper:

Tríceps and Subescapular

Percentage of Body Fat (%) = 1.35 x (triceps + subscapular skinfolds) – 0.012 x (triceps + subscapular skinfolds)2X

X = 1,4 (6 to 10 years old); 2,4 (11 to 13 years old); 3,4 (14 to 15 years old); 4,0 (16 to 18 years old)

Classification of body fat percentage formula results

To know how the results obtained from the formula are classified, you can go to our article:

Body fat: What is the ideal percentage for women and men?

 

 


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