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The Slaughter-Lohman formula is ideal for kids, is a skinfold equation to calculate the body fat percentage from the taking of two site skinfolds. This is based on an age range from 8 to 18 years old.
Body fat formula to calculate ideal body fat percentage. How to choose a formula for body fat percentage calculation? There are many body fat percentage formulas avaible. Here we provide an overview of the jackson Pollock 4 site, Jackson Pollock 7 site, Parillo, Slaughter - Lohman, Yuhasz, and Boileau formulas .
The Yuhasz equation uses 6 skinfold sites to calculate body fat percentage for high-performance athletes and extremely fit individuals.
The Parillo 9-Site formula is used to calculate the percentage of body fat that does not consider gender or age, and it's ideal for the general population. However, due to its simplicity it tends to have a good margin of error and inaccurate results.
The Jackson and Pollock 7 formula is one of the most accurate formulas for calculating the percentage of body fat because it utilizes 7 skinfold sites and it considers gender and age. It is ideal for persons with moderate physical activity, the general population, and young athletes