What to Expect During Your Skinfold Caliper Test
All testing is done by appointment.
- 30-minute appointment
- It's best not to have a measurement done immediately after you exercise since the shift in body fluid to the skin increases the skinfold thickness.
- Please bring or wear shorts to a skinfold measurement.
- The skinfold method of body composition analysis is fairly quick and moderately invasive.
- A trained professional will measure the thickness of a skinfold at seven different sites on the body with a skinfold caliper.
- Two to three measurements are recorded at each location and the average of the seven measurements is used in calculating the body composition.
Skinfold Results Information
- The accuracy of skinfold measurements are within ± 3.5-5%.
- Results are available immediately
- PEAK tester will explain and help you interpret your results