Body Fat Calipers Springville UT

Body fat calipers are apparatuses used to measure areas of subcutaneous fat on the body. The caliper measurements are taken and a body fat percentage is calculated. A healthy body fat percentage is one within the low to average range for your gender and age.

Sports Authority
(801) 225-9500
University Mall, 634 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Holiday hours may vary.

Pro Look Sports
(801) 374-8530
37 E. Center #304
Provo, UT
 
Iman's Court
(801) 375-5699
680 N Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT
Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm;Sat 11am-5pm;

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Mountainworks
(801) 371-0223
2494 North University Parkway
Provo, UT
Hours
10 to 9

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Utah Cornhole Builder
(708) 250-9146
865 N 160 W
Provo, UT
 
HC Storm Soccer Club
(801) 210-9382
855 N. 1040 W.
Mapleton, UT
Services
Soccer Club, Youth Soccer, Boys and Girls Soccer, Soccer Team, Soccer League
Hours
M-F, 9-5

Rokit Fuel
(801) 377-5051
396 East 1130 South, Provo
Provo, UT
 
Agel Enterprises
(801) 563-3366
5252 North Edgewood
Provo, UT
 
24 Hour Fitness
(801) 224-2096
2121 N. 550 W., Provo
Provo, UT
 
Milosport/Orem
(801) 426-4300
359 E University Pkwy
Orem, UT
 
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Body Fat Calipers

If you're obese then you know that the biggest misjudgment a person can make about you is judging you by how much you weigh. Then, why I ask, do we do it to ourselves when we're trying to shed unwanted body fat?

Your bathroom scale can be your worst enemy when it comes to exercise motivation. In reality one's body weight changes so much in a single day after sleeping, eating a meal, going to the washroom, drinking a large glass of water a scale is a very unsupportive weight loss tool.

Body fat calipers ($30 online), on the other hand, are apparatuses used to measure areas of subcutaneous fat (fat that exists under the skin) on the body. The caliper measurements are taken and a body fat percentage is calculated. A healthy body fat percentage is one within the low to average range for your gender and age.

Body-Fat Percentage - Men

Age Very Low Fat Low Fat Average Fat High Fat Above Average
20-30 9% 9-12% 13-16% 17-19% 20%
30-40 11% 11-13% 14-17% 18-22% 23%
40-50 12% 12-15% 16-20% 21-25% 26%
50 13% 13-16% 17-21% 22-27% 28%

Body-Fat Percentage - Women

Age Very Low Fat Low Fat Average Fat High Fat Above Average
20-30 17% 17-20% 21-23% 24-27% 28%
30-40 18% 18-21% 14-17% 25-29% 30%
40-50 20% 20-23% 24-27% 28-31% 32%
50 21% 21-24% 24-31% 32-35% 36%

To measure your own body fat:

  • Body fat calipers are used to measure progress. If you're in an undesirable body fat category don't focus on tables or norms. Focus on each individual skin fold measurement and how much you've lost.
  • Take body fat measurements at the same time every day. Never test immediately after exercising or right after eating.
  • Take readings quickly after applying the calipers, prolonged delay can significantly throw off the skin-fold measurement.

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