Using skinfold measurement taken with calipers to calculate the Yuhasz body fat formula

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Calculating Body Fat Using the Yuhasz Body Fat Formula

May 29, 2023 | Lifestyle and Wellness

The Yuhasz method is another body fat formula that utilizes skinfold measurements as the foundation for its calculations. Much like Jackson-Pollock 7Durnin-Womersley and similar methods, the Yuhasz method requires that several body fat caliper measurements be acquired from specific points on a test subject’s body, then processed through a somewhat complex formula in order to estimate body fat percentages.

There are some distinct differences between Yuhasz and other body fat formulas, with the most notable being the locations of caliper measurements. Additionally, the Yuhasz method was designed for athletes and extremely fit individuals. While on the other hand, methods like Jackson-Pollock 3Jackson-Pollock 4, Jackson-Pollock 7 and Durnin-Womersley are better suited for individuals of average build.

If you need help with measuring body fat with calipers, be sure to check out our guide.

Yuhasz Skinfold Locations for Males and Females

  • Tricep: The tricep measurement is a vertical skinfold that is taken halfway between the top portion of the shoulder and the elbow
  • Subscapular: The subscapular site is located at the bottom tip of the shoulder blade. Acquire the skinfold measurement at a 45 degree angle, approximately two centimeters below the bottom tip of the shoulder blade. This orientation should be almost be parallel to the inside angle of the shoulder blade itself.
  • Suprailiac: For the suprailiac measurement, locate the anterior (front) part of the axilla (armpit). Then, follow a vertical line down toward the hip until the hipbone is reached. The skinfold at this location should be at a 45-degree angle, going up and away from the body, approximately two inches above the iliac crest, otherwise known as the area above the upper and forward protrusion of the hip bone. Specifically, the skinfold is located between the top portion of the hipbone on the side of the body and the bony portion of the same hipbone along the lower right of the body.
  • Abdominal: For the abdominal measurement, take a horizontal or vertical skinfold that is one inch to the right of the belly button. A horizontal fold of skin might be easier to acquire for some people, however, the vertical skinfold tends to be used most often. With this in mind, the direction that offers the most comfort for the individual should be the one that is used.
  • Thigh: The thigh (quadriceps) measurement is located along the anterior (front) portion the quadriceps muscle, halfway between the upper part of the knee and the fold at the top of the thigh. A vertical skinfold for this measurement is ideal, however, skin and fat tend to be more firm in this area of the body, so a sturdy pinch may be required. With this in mind, there is a possibility of this location overestimating body fat content. Fortunately, with the additional skinfold measurement required for the Jackson-Pollock 7-spot body fat test, the overall accuracy should be fairly reliable.
  • Calf: The calf skinfold consists of a vertical fold located along the largest part of the calf on the inside of the leg.

Yuhasz Body Fat Formula for Males

If you would like to calculate body fat using the Yuhasz method, and your test subject is a male, use the formula below.

Measure the following skinfolds (in millimeters) with body fat calipers:
Tricep, Subscapular, Suprailiac, Abdominal, Thigh and Calf

Body Fat Percentage (%) = (0.1051 x sum of skinfolds) + 2.585

Yuhasz Body Fat Formula for Females

If you would like to calculate body fat using the Yuhasz method, and your test subject is a female, use the formula below.

Measure the following skinfolds (in millimeters) with body fat calipers:
Tricep, Subscapular, Suprailiac, Abdominal, Thigh and Calf

Body Fat Percentage (%) = (0.1548 x sum of skinfolds) + 3.580

Supplements to Help Lower Body Fat

As you use the Yuhasz body fat formula to monitor your progress, incorporating supplements into your routine can further assist in lowering body fat more effectively. Fitties offers an array of supplements designed to support your body composition goals, enhance your overall health, and elevate your fitness performance. Consider these three Fitties supplements:


FitProbio+ is a powerful probiotic supplement featuring the patented HOWARU® Shape Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis B420, a strain explicitly engineered to promote healthy body composition. This potent formula bolsters gut barrier function, reduces body fat mass, and encourages lower calorie consumption.

For maximum effectiveness, FitProbio+ employs DRcaps™ gastro-resistant capsules, ensuring targeted release and resistance to low pH levels. Each capsule is sealed in a nitrogen-purged blister pack, safeguarding against heat, moisture, and oxygen.


FitFast is the perfect supplement for those striving to attain their body composition goals more efficiently. This dynamic blend includes natural berberine and InSea2®, a clinically proven mix of polyphenols derived from wildcrafted brown seaweed. FitFast maintains healthy blood glucose levels and achieves a balanced glycemic response to food, making it an invaluable addition to your body fat reduction plan.


FitFight is a potent blend of amino acids, such as 5-Hydroxytryptophan, DL-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, and L-Glutamine, alongside chromium, to support your weight management journey. This comprehensive supplement aids in controlling cravings, elevating mood, and fostering healthy glucose metabolism for a well-rounded approach to attaining your body composition goals.

In conclusion, the Yuhasz body fat formula offers a dependable method for tracking body fat changes as you advance towards your goals. Pairing this approach with Fitties supplements like FitProbio+, FitFast, and FitFight can optimize your efforts to lower body fat and achieve a healthier, more fit physique.

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