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YUHASZ: FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT

The Yuhasz method is another formula for calculating percentage body fat that uses skinfold measurements as the basis for its calculations, using 6 measurement points. This was designed for high-performance athletes and extremely exercised individuals, while The Jackson-Pollock and Durning-Wormesley formulas were for moderately active individuals or the general population.  You can see the guide for taking skinfold measures Here.

The 6 skinfold measurement points

  • Tríceps
  • Subescapular
  • Abdominal
  • Suprailiac
  • Thigh
  • Calf

 

  • Yuhasz Body Fat Formula for Men

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

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

Triceps, Subscapular, Suprailiac, Abdominal, Thigh and Calf

Percentage of Body Fat (%) = (0.1051 x sum of all skinfolds) + 2,585

 

  • Yuhasz 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:

Triceps, Subscapular, Suprailiac, Abdominal, Thigh and Calf

Percentage of Body Fat (%) = (0.1548 x sum of all skinfolds) + 3,580

 

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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