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JACKSON AND POLLOCK 7: FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT

The Jackson and Pollock 7 formula is one of the most accurate formulas for calculating the percentage of body fat because it utilizes 7 skinfold sites and it considers gender and age.  It  is ideal for persons with moderate physical activity, the general population, and young athletes.  

Jackson - Pollock Skinfold Sites

  • Chest
  • Midaxilar
  • Tríceps
  • Subescapular
  • Abdominal
  • Suprailiac
  • Thigh

Jackson - Pollock 7 Equation for Males

Body density = 1.112 – (0.00043499 x sum of all the skinfolds) + (0.00000055 x sum of all of skinfolds squared) – (0.00028826 x age)

Body Fat Percentage (%) = [(495 / Body Density) – 450] x 100

Jackson - Pollock 7 Equation for Females

Body density= 1.097 – (0.00046971 x sum of all of skinfolds) + (0.00000056 x sum of all of skinfolds squared) – (0.00012828 x age)

Body Fat Percentage (%) = [(495 / Body Density) – 450] x 100

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