Skinfold testing reveals true markers for success in your weight management and fitness
programmes by measuring your progress in replacing fat with lean muscle mass.
During the test, a consultant will measure eight sites around your body using callipers. The sum
of these eight sites will determine your body fat percentage. The sum of skinfolds has a strong
(~0.9) correlation to body fat percentage, and this number can be easily tracked over time and is
a far more reliable measure than weight.
When you eat and exercise in the right way, improvements in your body composition follow. You see
these improvements as a reduction in the sum of Skinfolds.
To maximise your test experience, you must follow these basic instructions…