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JACKSON AND POLLOCK 7: FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT

The Jackson and Pollock 7 formula are one of the most accurate to calculate the percentage of body fat. This formula differentiates between men and women, considers age and has been used mainly for young athletes, moderate physical activity and general population. It is developed with measurements of 7 folds.

Jackson - Pollock Skinfold Sites

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

Jackson - Pollock 7 Equation for Men

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 Women

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

Jackson - Pollock 7 Method Calculator 

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