Skinfold body fat measurements are an important part of the WLC System.
First of all, you need to know exactly what skinfold measurements are before you can take them, correct?
Have you ever pinched the fat on your body?
Of course you have. If not, give it a try.
A skinfold is pretty much the same thing except you have to make sure that you are using the correct location and pinching only skin and fat.
You don't want to pinch any muscle and include it in the measurement. This will lead to false results.
You will need to practice pinching only skin and body fat.
You'll be able to tell the difference between muscle and body fat with some practice.
Now, let's find out how to take a skinfold measurement…
How to Take a Skinfold Measurement
Before we find out how to take a skinfold measurement properly, you need to have an Accumeasure body fat caliper.
You can get one for around $10 only. Any other body fat caliper will work too, but I highly recommend this brand.
We're going to use a single measurement site for measuring body fat percentage with our system.
A clinical study proved that this single measurement location is more accurate than underwater weighing to measure body fat.
Use the Suprailiac Skinfold Measurement
The measurement site we'll be using is the suprailliac.
You might be thinking, “What'd you just call me?” I didn't call you a name — I said the “suprailliac.” Ha, ha.
Let's find out where the suprailliac is located…
Download the tracking, measuring, and adjusting guide at the link below to learn more:
FREE Download Measurement and Adjustment Package for the WLC System: Download
Right click on the link above and ‘Save Target As' to save to your hard drive.
If you look on the last page of the free guide above…
You will find out how to take skinfold measurements, what and where the suprailiac is, and images of how to pinch the skin fold properly.
You can get a very low cast body fat skinfold caliper here: Body Fat Calipers.
Good luck and remember to practice every day for the first few weeks until you get very good at taking the skinfold measurement.