3-folds by Lohman for Males

3-folds by Lohman for Males is a bodyfat calculation based on 3-folds by Lohman 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 vertical fold at mid of the upper arms backside.
  • 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 an inch right from the navel.
  • Sources

    T. G. Lohman. "Skinfolds and body density and their relation to body fatness:a review." Human Biololgie. 53(2):181-225,1981.