2-folds by Sloan for Males

2-folds by Sloan for Males is a bodyfat calculation based on 2-folds by Sloan formula. All skinfold measurements should be made on the right side of the body in mm using a body fat caliper. Body fat caliper should be placed 1 cm away from thumb and finger,perpendicular to skinfold,and halfway between crest and base of fold. Pinch should be maintained with the body fat caliper for 1 to 2 seconds before reading the caliper. Take duplicate measurements at each site,allow time for skin to regain normal texture and thickness.

  • Measured on a diagonal fold on the back,at the lower edge of the scapula. Angle of inclination should be 45,clockwise.
  • Measured on a vertical fold in front of the thight,half way from hip joint to knee.
  • Sources

    A. W. Sloan. "Estimation of body fat in young men." Journal of Applied Physiology. 23:311-315,1967.