How well do skinfold equations predict percent body fat in elite soccer players?

  title={How well do skinfold equations predict percent body fat in elite soccer players?},
  author={Thomas Reilly and Keith George and Mike Marfell-Jones and Mark P Scott and Laura Sutton and Joanne A Wallace},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={30 8},
The use of generic equations for estimating percent body fat from skinfold thicknesses can be criticised when applied to specific sports. The present aims were to compare existing methods of using skinfold data and to derive an equation for predicting body fat values in professional soccer players. Forty-five professional soccer players (24.2 +/- 5.0 years; 82.0 +/- 8.5 kg; 1.82 +/- 0.07 m) participated. Skinfold thicknesses were assessed at eight sites for the application of existing… CONTINUE READING


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