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Calipers to body composition

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Estimating lean body mass, and fat mass with simple calipers

Calipers are a practical tool for estimating body composition by measuring skinfold thickness at specific body sites. These measurements help determine body fat percentage by applying standardized formulas. This method is cost-effective, quick, and non-invasive, making it popular for tracking fitness progress. While not as precise as advanced methods like DEXA scans, calipers provide a reliable estimate when used consistently and correctly.

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