4-folds by Durnin-Womersley for Males

4-folds by Durnin-Womersley for Males is a bodyfat calculation based on 4-folds by Durnin-Womersley 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 the upper arms frontside,half way between shoulder and ellbow.
  • 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 diagonal fold straight over the pelvis,close to the navel. Angle of inclination should be 30,clockwise.
  • Measured in years,you may round or be exact(use decimal points).
  • Sources

    J. V. G. A. Durnin,J. Womersley. "Body fat assessed from total body density and its estimation from skinfold thickness:measurements on 481 men and women aged from 16 to 72 years." British Journal of Nutrition. 32:77-97,1974.