This BMI calculator helps you distinguish muscle mass from the total fat in the body. It is an effective indicator of having a healthy weight. Our calculator specifically takes total skinfold thickness into account to provide more accurate results.
Important Information to understand body mass calculation and the skinfold measurements.
The percentage of fat measured by skinfold is an equation generally used in high-performance athletes and in those who perform intense physical exercise. It is used to distinguish muscle mass from the fat mass that is present in our body composition.
For example, the following table shows the different sums of skinfolds, which are significantly used as anthropometric parameters in some sports disciplines.
Through skin folds it is possible to obtain body density using formulas developed by multiple regression, which relate the measured skinfolds and body density.
With the author Yuhasz’s method, 6 measurement points on the body are used to calculate the percentage of body fat. This variant is widely used in high-performance athletes and in people who go through high intensity training.
Likewise, it is used as an indicative measure of overweight or underweight, which helps us distinguish muscle mass from fat that is present in the athlete’s body composition.
It is appropriate to clarify that each sport, according to the required characteristics, has standard values based on age, gender, specialty, among others.