The Yuhasz method is another body fat formula that utilizes skinfold measurements as the foundation for its calculations. Much like Jackson-Pollock 7, Durnin-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 3, Jackson-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

Yuhasz Body Fat Formula on FatCaliper+

The free version of FatCaliper+ comes with the Jackson-Pollock 3 and BMI body fat formulas. The full version of FatCaliper+ also comes with advanced body fat formulas, including Jackson-Pollock 4, Jackson-Pollock 7, Durnin-Womersley, Yuhasz, Parillo, US Navy and the FatCaliper+ method. BMI is automatically calculated as part of all body fat measurement methods.