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PARILLO 9 SITE FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT

The Parillo formula of 9-Site skinfold is used to calculate the percentage of body fat that does not consider gender or age, and it's ideal for the general population. However, due to its simplicity it tends to have a good margin of error and inaccurate results. 

The 9 Skinfold Sites for the Parillo Formula:

  • Chest
  • Bíceps
  • Tríceps
  • Subscapular
  • Abdominal
  • Suprailiac
  • Thigh
  • Lower back
  • Calf

Parillo Body Fat Formula for Men and Women

To calculate the percentage of body fat with the Parillo method, take the skinfolds measurements  (in millimeters) and perform the following equation, which applies to both women and men: 

Percentage of body fat (%) = (27 x sum of all skinfolds) / body weight (lbs.)

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