Measurements should be made on the right side of the body
Caliper should be placed 1 cm away from the thumb and finger
o perpendicular to the skin fold
o halfway between the crest and the base of the fold
Release the caliper lever so i
Why do we measure Body Composition ?
Determine baseline levels of body fat.
Assess health risks of inappropriate body composition.
Monitor progress to improve body composition
Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI =Weight [in kilograms] / (Height