CALIPER SITES

Images to help you learn how to use a Fat Caliper with our calculator

Chest:

Diagonal fold, one third of the way between upper armpit and nipple

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Midaxillary:

Horizontal fold, directly below armpit

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Bicep:

Vertical fold, halfway between shoulder and elbow, directly on bicep

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Abdominal:

Vertical fold, one inch to the right of navel

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Suprailiac:

Diagonal fold, directly above iliac crest

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Thigh:

Vertical fold, midway between knee cap and top of thigh

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Calf:

Vertical fold, inside of leg on largest part of calf

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Subscapular:

Diagonal fold, directly below shoulder blade

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Tricep:

Vertical fold, midway between elbow and shoulder

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Lower Back:

Horizontal fold, directly over the kidneys, and 2 inches to the right of spine

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TAPE MEASURE SITES (Navy Method)

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Abdomen:

Circumference at the navel

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Neck:

Circumference of relaxed neck, with tape measure slightly down in front.

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